FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2023 CONTACT comms-mcj@rabengroup.com Lee County Circuit Court Affirms City of Tupelo’s Plan to Build Affordable Housing Jackson, Miss – The Lee County Circuit Court affirmed the City of Tupelo’s decision to approve construction of Flowerdale Commons, a planned affordable housing community which is designed to...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2023 Press Contact: Nik Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 850-345-7092 Mississippi Center for Justice Files Brief Opposing a Lawsuit Seeking to Reverse the City of Tupelo’s Approval of New Affordable Housing  Jackson, Miss. — The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) has filed an amicus brief in Lee...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2023 Press Contact: Rob McDuff, 601-259-8484 BLACK MISSISSIPPI FARMWORKERS REACH SETTLEMENTS IN TWO LAWSUITS OVER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE OF THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM BY DELTA FARMS Jackson, Miss. — Today the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) and Southern Migrant Legal Services (SMLS) announced that...

Civil Rights Advocates File Federal Lawsuit Over Mississippi’s Racially Gerrymandered Maps FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2022 JACKSON, Miss. — Civil rights advocates today challenged Mississippi’s 2022 state legislative district maps for unlawfully diluting the voting strength of Black Mississippians. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Mississippi, Lawyers’ Committee for...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2022 Contact: Donna Ladd (601) 966-0834, donna@mississippifreepress.org   Rob McDuff (601) 259-8484, rmcduff@mscenterforjustice.org Mississippi Center for Justice and Mississippi Free Press Will Appeal Ethics Commission Decision and Call on Legislature to Amend Open Meetings Act to Clearly Include Itself Within the Act’s Requirements Ethics...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2022 Contact: Nikita Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 850-345-7092 Mississippi Center for Justice Applauds Department of Justice for Lawsuit Against Jackson Over Mishandling Water Crisis Jackson, MS— Today, the Department of Justice has filed suit against the City of Jackson, alleging violations of the Safe Drinking Water...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2022 Contact: Courtney Farrell, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, (989) 572-8162 Mississippi Center for Justice is Filing Petition With U.S. Supreme Court to Review Challenge to Racist Felon Disfranchisement Provision in Mississippi’s 1890 Constitution Jackson, MS— Today the Mississippi Center for Justice is filing a petition with the...

For Immediate Release October 13, 2022  Contact: Nik Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 850-345-7092 Hearing Update: The Illegal Funneling of $10 Million in Public Funds to Private Schools Today, the Hinds County Chancery Court ruled that the Mississippi Legislature illegally attempted to funnel $10 million in public funds into private schools. The...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2022 Press Contacts: Mississippi Center for Justice Courtney Farrell, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 989-572-8162 MacArthur Justice Center Cliff Johnson, cliff.johnson@macarthurjustice.org, 601-940-1357 Mississippi Alliance for Public Safety (MAPS) Lea Campbell, contactmsrising@gmail.com, 228-219-1548 MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE & MACARTHUR JUSTICE CENTER SECURE COURT OVERSIGHT TO OVERHAUL JACKSON POLICE ROADBLOCK POLICY JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, the...