2020 Virtual Champions of Justice Great Mississippi Road Trip October 22, 2020 | 4:30 CDT   Facebook.com/MississippiCenterForJustice   Honoring Barbara and David Lipman, Stanley “Rip” Daniels, and the Curtis Flowers Defense Team For almost two decades, the Champions of Justice Dinner has been Mississippi Center for Justice’s opportunity to honor individuals...

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...

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...

Episode 1 – August 4, 2020 MCJ President and CEO Vangela M. Wade and state lawmakers Sen. Briggs Hopson, Rep. Robert Johnson, and Se. Derrick Simmons discuss COVID-19, the flag, and other challenges Mississippians face today. From August 4, 2020. ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2020   CONTACT: Patrick Taylor, Mississippi Center for Justice, 601-473-4309, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU, 347-514-3984, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org   JACKSON,  Miss. — The Mississippi Center for Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Mississippi filed a lawsuit today seeking to ensure that absentee voting is more accessible to Mississippians during...

One year after the record-breaking ICE Raids at Mississippi poultry plants, the Mississippi Center for Justice explores the deepening crisis and worsening injustices in the affected communities. Click here to read our comprehensive report 1 year after the raids....

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...