About MCJ

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial, economic, and social justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys and other professionals, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide.

MCJ in Action

MCJ and Partners Wrap Up Eight-Day Trial
over Legislative Redistricting

The Mississippi Center for Justice and its partners completed an eight-day trial challenging the under-representation of Black voters in the redistricting plan that the Mississippi legislature adopted in 2022 to elect its members. Here is a video of MCJ’s Impact Litigation Director, Rob McDuff, speaking from outside the federal courthouse yesterday.

MCJ joined forces with the ACLU, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Morgan Lewis law firm, and attorney Carroll Rhodes to represent the Mississippi State Conference NAACP and Black voters from around the state in this challenge brought under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The team presented extensive evidence that despite the Black population growth in Mississippi over recent years, the legislature failed to increase the number of majority Black election districts even though it easily could have.

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