Mississippi

Criminal Justice

Restaurant confab leads to arrest of 3 accused of planning to kidnap and rob judge

Constitutional Law

Divided Mississippi Supreme Court OKs same-sex divorce case

Business of Law

More than 30 lawyers exit as law firm splits

Consumer Law

Deceptive practices suits say McCormick put 25% less pepper in its usual tin containers

Law Firms

Law firm loves seemingly vandalized billboard with bulldog fangs on founder’s face

Constitutional Law

Death penalty in Mississippi temporarily frozen, due to federal judge’s ruling

Criminal Justice

Concertgoer dies after being hogtied by police; lawyer’s son recorded arrest

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is shot and killed at deposition

Legislation & Lobbying

Should Confederate flag be displayed? ABA president, state officials, stores take a stand against it

Constitutional Law

Judge won’t lift consent decree at Mississippi prison

First Amendment

Superintendent drops charges for cheering at graduation; ACLU sees First Amendment violation

Judiciary

Judge accused of hitting man and yelling n-word gets to keep his pay while on interim suspension

Judiciary

Mississippi high court orders judge and PD to ‘make nice’

Trials & Litigation

Judge holds 2 public defenders in contempt in dispute over representation of client

Trials & Litigation

PD’s office asks state’s top court to tell judge not to transfer cases to private counsel

Criminal Justice

Former Mississippi prison chief pleads guilty in private-prisons bribe case

Judiciary

Judge is indicted for allegedly striking mentally disabled man at flea market

Business of Law

Butler Snow adds 13 lawyers to rapidly growing Nashville office by acquiring litigation boutique

Criminal Justice

Arrestees in one Mississippi county languish in jail awaiting indictment and lawyers, suit says

Legal Ethics

Mississippi prosecuting attorney disbarred for misappropriating client money