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...

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...

For Immediate Release July 14, 2020 Contact – Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, Mississippi Center for Justice, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2838   CFPB Reverses Policy Aimed at Mitigating Perpetual Debt   Today, unfortunately, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau repealed a 2017 regulation that protected Mississippians from some of the most unscrupulous acts of payday...

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...

  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...