Mississippi

243 ABA Journal Mississippi articles.

Conservative SCOTUS justices question abortion decisions but delay action on Mississippi’s viability cert petition
Five conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices have questioned abortion precedent in their decisions, but it’s unclear how far they would go to undermine or overrule Roe v. Wade.
Trump and Giuliani face first civil suit stemming from Capitol riots; violation of KKK Act is alleged
A Mississippi congressman has filed a civil suit against former President Donald Trump and lawyer Rudy Giuliani that says they violated the Ku Klux Klan Act by seeking to interfere with the counting of Electoral College votes.
For first time in history, federal government carried out more civilian executions than all 50 states
Ten federal inmates were executed this year as a result of a push by the Department of Justice, putting the total number of federal executions above that of all 50 states combined.
Afternoon Briefs: Prison contraband hidden in footballs; Kamala Harris’ husband gets teaching job

Sensing technology detects football contraband tossed into prison

Footballs and packages tossed into a Mississippi prison yard early Monday morning contained cellphones, marijuana, cigars and barbecue chicken wings. Officials at…

DOJ rule change would allow some executions by firing squad and electrocution
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday published a final rule change that would allow federal executions to be carried out in any manner allowed in the state where the death sentence was imposed.
Oregon voters legalize psychedelic mushrooms, decriminalize drugs; 4 other states OK recreational marijuana
Voters in several states loosened drug laws Tuesday, going so far in Oregon as to legalize psychedelic mushrooms and to decriminalize small amounts of heroin and other drugs.
Afternoon Briefs: Facebook sued over Kenosha killing; GC says she was fired for failing to soften criticism

Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse sued

The partner of Anthony Huber, a man killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests, is among four plaintiffs suing Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse,…

State AG drops case against Black man who faced 6 murder trials and spent 23 years in prison
After six murder trials that ended with overturned convictions or mistrials, prosecutors in Mississippi announced Friday that they were dropping the case against Curtis Flowers.
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.

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