US Courthouse in Jackson named for retired Sen. Cochran

April 22, 2018 in News

courthouse_jacksonJACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal courthouse in Mississippi has a new name.

According to the U.S. District Court website, the building in Jackson is now the “Thad Cochran United States Courthouse.”

Mississippi media report that a measure re-naming the building was included in a recent spending bill. The language was pushed by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Cochran retired as a U.S. Senator earlier this year.