FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2023 Press Contact: Nik Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com NEW REPORT CONFIRMS THE DEVASTATING NATURE OF COVID-19 ON UNDERSERVED SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COMMUNITIES IN MISSISSIPPI JACKSON, MS — Today, the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) released an extensive report analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on 12 public...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2023 CONTACT:  Ashley Levett, ashley.levett@splcenter.org  ACLU Media, media@aclu.org  Candi Richardson, comms@aclu-ms.org  Jane Walton, jwalton@drms.ms Mandesha Thornton, mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org Shannon Augustus, saugustus@lwv.org    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal court has granted a request by Disability Rights Mississippi, the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, and three Mississippi voters to block S.B. 2358...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2023   Press Contact: Nik Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com   Emmett Till and Mamie-Till Mobley Monument is a “Ray of Hope, Symbol of Progress,” says Mississippi Center for Justice   WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order today, federally protecting three sites associated with Emmett Till’s...

 Experience “Voices of Mississippi” Acclaimed Concert Event Coming to Ridgeland September 13  July 18, 2023 [Jackson, MS] – The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) will host “Voices of Mississippi,” an immersive multimedia experience and concert event, on September 13th at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Center for Performing...

For Immediate Release June 30, 2023  Media Contact (Mississippi Center For Justice): Mandesha Thornton, mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org    Contact (MacArthur Justice Center): Cliff Johnson cliff.johnson@macarthurjustice.org, (601) 940-1357     Mississippi Center for Justice and MacArthur Justice Center Represent the Plaintiffs in JXN Undivided Coalition v. Tindell First Amendment Case Jackson, MS- Yesterday, the United States District Court for...

For Immediate Release June 30, 2023 Contact: Mandesha Thornton, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com  Washington D.C.— Today the United States Supreme Court denied a petition from the Mississippi Center for Justice to review Mississippi’s felon disfranchisement provision from the Jim Crow 1890 Constitution. The provision is the only feature still in effect...

For Immediate Release June 29, 2023 Contact comms-mcj@rabengroup.com Supreme Court’s Rejection of Affirmative Action is a Grave Injustice to All Students, Says Mississippi Center For Justice Jackson, MS— Today, the Supreme Court struck down the use of race-conscious admission policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. With...

For Immediate Release June 5, 2023   Media Contact (Mississippi Center For Justice): Courtney Farrell, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, (989) 572-8162   Contact (MacArthur Justice Center): Cliff Johnson  cliff.johnson@macarthurjustice.org,  (601) 940-1357    JXN Undivided Coalition and Members File Free Speech Lawsuit Challenging Protest Restriction in Senate Bill 2343 The challenged law requires prior written authorization from Commissioner of Public...

            For Immediate Release Thursday, June 1, 2023 Media Contact: Mandesha Thornton, mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org / 601.352.2269 ext. 147 Voters Urge Mississippi Supreme Court to Allow Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Takeover of Hinds County to Continue  Jackson, MS – Last night, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), MacArthur Justice Center,...

            For Immediate Release May 31, 2023 Media Contact: Mandesha Thornton, mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org / 601.352.2269 ext. 147 Voting Rights Groups File Litigation to Protect Voting Rights of Mississippians with Disabilities  Lawsuit challenges bill that blocks most Mississippians from helping friends, neighbors deliver absentee ballots JACKSON, Miss. — Today,...