For Immediate Release October 16, 2020 Contact: Linda Dixon, Health Law Director, Mississippi Center for Justice, ldixon@mscenterforjustice.org 601-709-0861   New Report Finds Number of Uninsured Children Increasing at Alarming Rate Analysis shows 24% increase in the number of uninsured Mississippi children between 2016 and 2019   An estimated 46,000 Mississippi children were uninsured last...

Most people incarcerated in Mississippi are eligible to receive CARES Act stimulus payments (usually up to $1,200 per person). The deadline to file a claim for people in prison is Oct. 30, 2020 (postmark deadline). Visit http://www.caresactprisoncase.org/ for more info.   Official, up-to-date info is at https://www.lieffcabraser.com/cares-act-relief/.  This is the website for the suit...

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Here are some helpful resources.   What is HCR47: A day after the Mississippi legislature's historic vote to take down the Confederate emblem as part of Mississippi’s state flag that was adopted in 1894, the Mississippi legislature took another step in dismantling...

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...