Mississippi’s history is steeped in state-supported violence and institutional racism that permeate every economic, educational, health, social, political, religious, and economic issue, decision, and debate within its borders. For many of its citizens, including the near 20% living in poverty, the “hospitality state” nickname is...

According to the National Consumer Law Center, state courts across the nation have begun to hold remote virtual hearings. Hinds County Justice Court, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,  now utilizes remote conferencing in civil matters due to limited space for social distancing in the...

Congressman John Lewis—battle soldier, visionary, humble man, Congressman—crossed his final earthly bridge last night. The Mississippi Center for Justice exists to carry on the struggle that he and so many before him waged so well. We pause to reflect on his life, work, achievement, and legacy. “When...

For Immediate Release July 14, 2020 Contact – Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, Mississippi Center for Justice, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2838   Today, unfortunately, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau repealed a 2017 regulation that protected Mississippians from some of the most unscrupulous acts of payday lenders, effectively placing borrowers, like sharecroppers, at...

Welcome to the Mississippi Protester Legal Support Site! Together with our partners, including Peoples’ Advocacy Institute and Black With No Chaser, Mississippi Center for Justice is here to support Mississippians who are taking action to oppose and transform cultures of injustice in America. We’re doing this...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 29, 2020 Contact – Robert B. McDuff, Director of the George Riley Impact Litigation Initiative, Mississippi Center for Justice, rmcduff@mscenterforjustice.org   After yesterday’s historic vote to take down the Confederate emblem as part of Mississippi’s state flag that was adopted in 1894, the Mississippi legislature...