Mississippi

235 ABA Journal Mississippi articles.

Afternoon Briefs: State justice contracts COVID-19; $50M verdict upheld for man kept in police storage room

Longtime North Dakota Supreme Court justice tests positive for COVID-19

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle, who is 86 and the longest-serving justice on the state’s high court, has…

2 teens honored for returning lawyer’s lost wallet containing about $500
Two teenagers from Vicksburg, Mississippi, were honored by the city Monday for returning a lawyer’s lost wallet containing credit cards and about $500 in cash.
Two states introduce COVID-19 waivers for July bar exams
Judge shot in ambush attack is eager to return to bench
A Mississippi judge shot in an ambush attack two months ago hopes doctors will clear him to return to the bench in a few weeks.
Students have a right to a basic minimum education, 6th Circuit rules
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati ruled Thursday that Detroit students at five lower-performing schools have a fundamental right to a basic minimum education.
Afternoon Briefs: Harvard Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit; Trump campaign sues TV station over ad

Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit after edits

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has dropped his “clickbait defamation” lawsuit against the New York Times after the newspaper changed part of…

Ambush shooting of judge was ‘personal,’ police chief says
Updated: Police have been reviewing surveillance video in their investigation of a Monday morning shooting that critically wounded a Mississippi judge.
5th Circuit blocks Mississippi’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected
For the second time in a little more than two months’ time, a federal appeals court has blocked a Mississippi law restricting abortion.
5th Circuit withdraws opinion in which Trump appointee criticized lawyer for appeal to gay bias
An appeals court has withdrawn an opinion in which a Trump judicial appointee added a footnote criticizing a Mississippi lawyer for appearing to appeal to gay prejudice.
State supreme court affirms 12-year sentence for inmate’s cellphone possession
The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the 12-year sentence of a man convicted for having a cellphone in jail.
First Amendment defense claims could threaten ‘revenge pornography’ statutes
Suit alleges 2 lawyers sexually assaulted paralegal after firm’s annual holiday party
A former paralegal at St. Louis law firm Brown & Crouppen claims in a lawsuit that she was apparently drugged at the firm’s annual holiday party and sexually assaulted by two firm attorneys at an Illinois strip club later that night.
Class action says Mississippi’s DA’s office has a pattern of wrongfully excluding black jurors
A federal lawsuit filed on Monday claims a Mississippi district attorney and his prosecutors are wrongfully using peremptory challenges to exclude potential black jurors more frequently than whites.
How do the states stack up? Lawyers make the most and least money in these areas
Lawyers make the lowest average salary in Montana and the highest average salary in California, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Mississippi takes steps to end delays in psychiatric evaluations of criminal defendants

Mississippi’s Department of Mental Health will spend nearly $20 million on a new unit for forensic beds, an investment the state hopes will relieve a long-standing embarrassment: the months, even…

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