Irin Carmon: And when the time comes, what would you like to be remembered for? RBG: Someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2020 CONTACT: Robert McDuff, Mississippi Center for Justice, 601- 259-8484, rbm@mcdufflaw.com The following is a joint statement from the Mississippi Center for Justice and the ACLU: The Mississippi Supreme Court today confirmed the position taken by the secretary of state and the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought...

For Immediate Release September 4, 2020 Contact: Robert B. McDuff, Director of the George Riley Impact Litigation Initiative, Mississippi Center for Justice, rmcduff@mscenterforjustice.org, 601-259-8484   Mississippi - Today, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch dismissed capital murder charges against Curtis Flowers, who underwent an unprecedented series of six trials for...

Early one foggy fall morning in 2005 an attorney at the Mississippi Center for Justice walked up to the entrance of the brick office in Biloxi and saw to his surprise a group of young people apparently waiting for him at the door. “Hello, and...

Hurricane Katrina’s powerful surge swept casino barges onto highways, upended bridges, and inundated areas untouched by any prior storm, making the point with sheer brute force that status quo precautions no longer were adequate. As Mississippians emerged from shelter to face a new reality, the...

September 3, 2020   JACKSON,  Miss. — In an early evening ruling yesterday, the Hinds County Chancery Court held that voters with pre-existing medical conditions that make them more likely to suffer severe consequences from COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November 3 election.  The ruling came...

As the devastation of Hurricane Katrina became clear to the public, a popular saying took hold: the storm was “an equal-opportunity destroyer.” What this phrase neglects is the fact that this storm struck a profoundly inequitable society shaped for generations by Jim Crow law. For...

Fifty years ago, almost to the day, I began working at the Wilkes Elementary School in Money, Mississippi – literally a hundred feet (across the Money Road) from the Bryant Grocery Store. I, of course, knew all about the Bryant Store. And I knew about...