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 today took another step in dismantling the legacy of the post-Reconstruction era by proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the 1890...

Mississippi Center for Justice For Immediate Release April 28, 2020 Contact: Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org MCJ Files Emergency Motion Requesting End to Garnishment Proceedings Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Center for Justice has filed an emergency motion requesting the Mississippi Supreme Court halt garnishment proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dana Thomas, Communications Director (c) 601.506.9156 dthomas@mscenterforjustice.org Barber Plaintiffs Urge Supreme Court to Strike Down Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law  Supreme Court petitioned to review one of the most aggressive and sweeping anti-LGBT measures in the nation. (Jackson, October 10, 2017) —Mississippi plaintiffs in the Barber v. Bryant case, led by civil...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nonprofits Call Upon Governor Bryant to Address Recent Race-Based Incidents in Mississippi (Jackson, Miss.) - Over the past month, a spate of race-based violence has spread across Mississippi. First, the memorial plaque marking the site where Emmett Till’s mutilated body was recovered from the...