It's been an extraordinary year! I can assure you that MCJ has fought for the most vulnerable Mississippians throughout this unprecedented health and economic crisis. Our work is testament to our conviction. Fighting difficult battles and overcoming insurmountable odds is what we do in Mississippi....

[caption id="attachment_1941" align="alignright" width="300"] Curtis Flowers. Photo credit to NFL Inspire Change.[/caption] The NFL is recognizing Curtis Flowers and other heroes in the struggle against systemic racism. Each honoree designated a nonprofit organization to receive a donation from the league. MCJ is thankful that Mr. Flowers...

    [caption id="attachment_1936" align="alignright" width="300"] MCJ founder Martha Bergmark and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Fred Banks present Gov. Winter with the 2012 Champion of Justice award.[/caption] The Mississippi Center for Justice mourns the loss of Governor William Winter. With Governor Winter’s passing, Mississippi has lost a...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday (12/7) that it will reopen DACA to first-time applicants. This announcement comes more than five months after the Supreme Court ruled that DACA was not properly ended by the Trump administration, yet the Department refused to...

STATEMENT OF ROB MCDUFF OF THE MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE, ATTORNEY FOR PROFESSOR JAMES M. THOMAS, IN RESPONSE TO THE AUDITOR’S DECEMBER 1, 2020 DEMAND THAT PROFESSOR THOMAS REIMBURSE THE STATE FOR TWO DAYS’ SALARY   Because of the pandemic and students varied schedules, Professor Thomas was...

The 2020 Election is a Win for Democracy, Says Mississippi Center for Justice   Jackson, Mississippi - Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, issued the following statement after former Vice President Joe Biden’s election as the next president of the...