I’ll never forget the day that Alberto (name changed) came into our office seeking immigration help.  Only a teenager, Alberto fled his native Guatemala alone—leaving behind his loved ones and traversing Mexico through the unrelenting summer’s heat—to seek safety in central Mississippi, where his uncle...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: DANA THOMAS, Communications Director Mississippi Center for Justice dthomas@mscenterforjustice.org, 769.230.2841  DERRICK ROBINSON, Director of Communications Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DRobinson@LawyersCommittee.org, 202-662-8317 FEDERAL COURT REQUIRES REDRAWING OF  MISSISSIPPI SENATE DISTRICT 22 IN MCJ LAWSUIT JACKSON, Miss., February 13, 2019 —Federal District Judge Carlton Reeves issued an order today declaring that...

If you have gone to court, or watched a legal or police drama, you are probably familiar with the concept of  “standard of proof.”  In civil cases juries are instructed that they must use the “preponderance of evidence” standard before ruling for a party. In criminal cases,...

The Mississippi Center for Justice seeks a dynamic professional to serve our foundation and contract development efforts that support the full range of the Center’s advocacy and operations. This professional should be a creative and strategic thinker with extensive experience in managing and executing the...

As the partial government shutdown enters its second month, discussion of a physical border wall between the United States and Mexico continues to dominate the national discourse. While such a physical barrier raises countless legal, economic, and environmental concerns, we also cannot ignore the much...

The holidays are generally a time of joy and rest for students. Having just finished finals, students spend the holidays relaxing after a difficult semester. However, for Virginia College students in Mississippi and across the nation, this holiday season was a time of stress and...