Mississippi

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

Legal Ethics

Former youth court judge disciplined but can’t be kept from being re-elected to bench

Constitutional Law

Law that would close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is enjoined by 5th Circuit

Trials & Litigation

State AG sues Experian, says credit-report Goliath stonewalls consumers about known errors

Trials & Litigation

BP cries foul, says crafty lawyers and claimants collected $500M in comp unrelated to oil spill