Seems fair enough, no? But be careful:
Are Judges “Employees” Covered by State Antidiscrimination Law?The question then becomes, is "Mississippi antidiscrimination law" anything more than a punch line? Haven't time to look right now, but it's a good question.
Howard v. Kansas City (Mo. Jan. 25) says “yes,” as to state antidiscrimination law, and notes the difference of opinion among different states’ courts on the subject. Judges are not covered by federal antidiscrimination law, and it’s not clear whether the Equal Protection Clause bars discrimination in the appointment of high-level officials (a category that might well include judges).
In this case, plaintiff was awarded “$633,333 in compensatory damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages” (plus attorney fees and prejudgment interest), because the jury found that she was denied a judicial appointment because she was white ....
... Judges are nonstate-service personnel under Miss. Code Ann. 25-9-107. Nonstate-service employees can't be *terminated* on racial grounds, but I don't see that *hiring* (or not) is actionable. Not a subject I'm really up on, however.