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...

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...

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...