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Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators have passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant promises he will sign the bill , which will give Mississippi one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws. The […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Ap, Nation, Jackson, Mississippi Senate, Phil Bryant


Davis, Ole Miss agree to new deal after surprising success

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kermit Davis has earned a new contract after leading Mississippi on a surprising run to the NCAA Tournament. The school announced on Tuesday that it had agreed in principle to a new deal with Davis that would last four years, which is the longest allowed by state law. Financial terms weren’t […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Sports, Davis, Ncaa, OXFORD Miss AP, Kermit Davis, Davis Ole Miss


Beto: ‘I Think There’s a Lot of Wisdom in’ Abolishing Electoral College

Beto O'Rourke endorsed fellow Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren's call for the abolition of the Electoral College during a Tuesday campaign stop in Pennsylvania.“I think there's a lot to that. Because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got 3 million more votes than the victor. It puts some states out of play altogether, they don't feel like their vote really counts,” O'Rourke told MSNBC's Garrett Haake when asked about Warren's opposition to ...
Tags: Texas, News, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Warren, Msnbc, BETO, Gallup, Rourke, Electoral College, Jackson State University, Beto O'Rourke, Kailani Koenig


Warren: ‘Get Rid Of The Electoral College’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listed her voting rights priorities to raucous applause at Monday’s CNN town hall, hitting a crescendo with her call to “get rid of the electoral college.” “I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and to make sure that every vote gets counted. We need to get some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of those voter suppression laws out there right now,” she said. “And I’ll tell yo...
Tags: News, Mississippi, California, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Warren, Electoral College, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, Kate Riga, 2020 Democratic Primary


Rush to Irrelevancy?

The CD changer in the Zed Drei's trunk crapped out years ago, and the cassette player in the head unit followed it shortly thereafter.There's so much wind noise at highway speeds that getting a new stereo hasn't been high on my priority list, anyway.Therefore I listen to the radio, and that means I just keep it tuned to NPR. It's not a good audio environment for music, so that means talk radio.I suppose I could listen to right-wing talk radio, but I prefer to be lied to polysyllabically.Driving ...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Guns, Alabama, Kids These Days, New Orleans, Npr, Blog Stuff, Tam, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Hattiesburg, Rush Limbaugh, Bread And Circuses


Former Mississippi police officer says she had sex while child was dying in hot car

3-year-old Cheyenne Hyer died in 2016, after her mother Cassie Barker, a former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer, left her in a hot car.           
Tags: News, Mississippi, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Cassie Barker, Cheyenne Hyer


After six trials for 1996 killings, Mississippi man's case goes to the Supreme Court

In 1996, four furniture store employees were found shot in the head in Winona, Mississippi.            [Author: Mississippi Clarion Ledger]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Winona Mississippi, Mississippi Clarion Ledger


Tuesday round-up

Today the justices will hear oral argument in Cochise Consultancy v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, which asks whether the “discovery” exception to False Claims Act statute of limitations applies to private parties in cases in which the government has not intervened. David Engstrom had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Gop, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Beltway, Louisiana, Usa Today, Flowers


Supreme Court To Hear Case On Racial Bias In Jury Selection

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn’t get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials. Three convictions were tossed out, and two other juries couldn’t reach unanimous verdicts. This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether his conviction and death sentence in a sixth trial should stand or be overturned for a familiar reason: because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury. The ju...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Georgia, Ap, Davis, Evans, Jackson, Flowers, Racial Profiling, U S Supreme Court, Mississippi Supreme Court, Jason Davis, Jim Hood, Doug Evans


Supreme Court To Hear Curtis Flowers Case After Podcast Investigation

The court will hear the case of a black man on death row in Mississippi who's been tried six times for the same crime. David Greene talks to Madeleine Baran, host of the podcast: In the Dark.
Tags: News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, David Greene, Madeleine Baran


Bishop in Mississippi: ‘deeply sorry’ for clergy sex abuse

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Mississippi is releasing names of clergy members it says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse. Bishop Joseph Kopacz said the Diocese of Jackson is publishing the list Tuesday on its website. It’s part of the international reckoning of clergy abuse allegations that have shaken the Catholic […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Ap, Nation, Catholic, Jackson, Bishop, Joseph Kopacz


Passing of Former NOBLE Executive Board Member - Police Chief David Wynn

Former NOBLE Executive Board Member, David Wynn, law enforcement career spanned over 30 years and included posts with the Starkville Police Department, the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy, the Hattiesburg Police Department, and Transportation Security Administration. He was well-known and well-respected in the law enforcement community. Some of Wynn's accomplishments during his distinguished career inclu...
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High court again eyes reasons for removing black jurors

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn’t get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials. Three convictions were tossed out and two other juries couldn’t reach unanimous verdicts. This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether his conviction and death sentence […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Ap, Nation, Jackson, Curtis Flowers


Elizabeth Warren supports removing Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday she believes Mississippi should adopt a new state flag without the Confederate battle emblem.
Tags: Mississippi, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Sen Elizabeth Warren


Elizabeth Warren Calls for Ending Electoral College

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, campaigning in Mississippi, also called for the state to adopt a new flag that no longer has the Confederate battle flag emblem.
Tags: News, Mississippi, Warren, Elizabeth, Electoral College, Voter Registration and Requirements, Presidential Election of 2020, Monuments and Memorials (Structures


Whicker: Here’s one very bustable NCAA tournament bracket

These NCAA tournament picks should go viral. If so, get plenty of rest and fluids: FIRST FOUR: Prairie View over Fairleigh Dickinson: At the home of Steve Alford’s final NCAA tournament game (probably). Arizona State over St. John’s: Back-to-back First Four trips is a dubious honor, but this time ASU gets it right. N.C. Central over North Dakota State: NCCU coach LaVelle Moton’s son VJ idolizes Larry McKnight Jr., to the point where he wanted to do his Black History Month project on him. Belmont...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Minneapolis, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Sports, LSU, Tech, Georgia, Sport


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court begins its March sitting with two oral arguments. The first case is Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, an appeal by Republican legislators of a lower-court ruling that requires 11 state legislative districts to be redrawn to correct racial gerrymandering. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which was first published at Howe on the Court. Amanda Wong and Jared Ham preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and Subscript Law has a g...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, America, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, Npr, Louisiana, North Carolina, Flowers, Smith, The Washington Post, Cornell


More Evacuations In Midwest As Floodwaters Head Downstream

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. Heavy rainfall and snowmelt forced river levels across several Midwestern states to dangerous levels. At least two deaths were blamed on flooding, and two other men have been missing for days. While river levels on Sunday were starting to level off in Nebraska, other residents in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri were bracing for worse flo...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Mississippi, Ap, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Norfolk, St Louis, Midwest, Mississippi River, Arlington, Bartlett, Missouri River, Thurman


Nebraska floods have broken records in 17 places across the state

The flooding in Nebraska has gotten so bad it's breaking records across the state. About 9 million people in 14 states along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are under a flood warning, according to CNN meteorologist Karen Maginnis.
Tags: Mississippi, Cnn, Missouri, Nebraska


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the March 15 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that likely were relisted for this conference. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, the justices hear oral argument in Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill and Smith v. Berryhill. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral argument in Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt. On Wednesday, the justices hear o...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Flowers, Smith, This Week at the Court, John Elwood, Virginia House of Delegates, Bethune Hill, Berryhill, Cochise Consultancy Inc


MS Must Redraw State Senate District That Disenfranchised Black Voters

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court told Mississippi lawmakers to redraw a state Senate district where a judge found that black residents’ voting power had been diluted. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the order Friday, denying a request by state officials to delay the impact of a ruling that U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued last month. Reeves said Senate District 22 should be redrawn because it fails to give African-American voters an “equal opportuni...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Washington, Senate, Delta, Clarke, Jackson, Voting Rights, Reeves, Court of Appeals, Madison County, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Carlton Reeves, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, JACKSON Miss AP, Rob McDuff


CBC Chair Calls MS Gov ‘Despicable’ For Not Acknowledging Black Lawmaker

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman said Mississippi’s governor is “clearly despicable” for not acknowledging work by the state’s only black congressman to get the home of a slain civil rights leader named a national monument. Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California told reporters during a conference call Friday that Republican Gov. Phil Bryant was petty to ignore Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson. “I don’t know much about the governor of Mississippi, but he is...
Tags: Europe, News, Mississippi, California, Ap, Jackson, Naacp, Donald Trump, Bass, Thompson, National Park Service, Cbc, Trump, Bryant, Congressional Black Caucus, Bennie Thompson


Mississippi gov called ‘despicable’ for ignoring black rep

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman said Mississippi’s governor is “clearly despicable” for not acknowledging work by the state’s only black congressman to get the home of a slain civil rights leader named a national monument. Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California told reporters during a conference call Friday that Republican Gov. […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Ap, Nation, Jackson, Congressional Black Caucus, Democratic Rep Karen Bass of California


Court: Mississippi must redraw challenged Senate district

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court told Mississippi lawmakers to redraw a state Senate district where a judge found that black residents’ voting power had been diluted. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the order Friday, denying a request by state officials to delay the impact of a […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Senate, Nation, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, JACKSON Miss AP


Black Caucus head says Gov. Phil Bryant disrespected Rep. Bennie Thompson over Medgar Evers' home

Mississippi dispute with Gov. Phil Bryant rises over credit for efforts to designate civil rights icon Medgar Evers' home a national monument.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Mississippi, Usa Today, Bennie Thompson, Phil Bryant, Black Caucus, Medgar Evers


Official: Missing $3 part may have led to Minnesota student's death at Mississippi rest stop

One of two 3-inch locking washers designed to keep truck wheels tightly secured was missing from the trailer, according to a Mississippi transportation official.
Tags: Minnesota, Mississippi


Official: Missing $3 part may have led to student's death

The absence of a $3 part may have let tires roll off of a tractor trailer, killing a Tulane University student from Minnesota, a Mississippi transportation official said. An attorney for the trucking company said, "I think they may be mistaken."
Tags: Minnesota, Mississippi, Tulane University


Lawyers seek extension of settlement talks in soybean suit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers on both sides of a federal lawsuit claiming a soybean seed company purposely sold faulty seeds to black farmers in Mississippi are asking a judge for more time to reach a settlement. U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes had set a Friday deadline for mediation talks in a lawsuit filed in […]
Tags: Business, News, Mississippi, Nation, Memphis, Tenn AP, John Fowlkes


Official: Missing $3 truck part may have led to student’s death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi transportation official says the absence of a $3 part may have let tires roll off of a tractor trailer, killing a Tulane University student from Minnesota. Office of Enforcement director Willie Huff tells The New Orleans Advocate that a locking washer designed to secure truck wheels was missing from […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Ap, Nation, New Orleans, New Orleans Advocate, Tulane University, Minnesota Office of Enforcement, Willie Huff


Friday round-up

Briefly: At (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that “[a] gathering to celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 86th birthday Friday afternoon won’t be an ordinary event”: “500 of her enthusiastic followers have decided to follow her lead of physical fitness by dropping to the ground and planking in front of the Supreme Court.” At Law.com, David Ogden weighs in on Flowers v. Mississippi, which asks whether a prosecutor’s repeated use of peremptory cha...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Flowers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Legion, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Linda Greenhouse, Goldstein Russell, American Humanist Association, Tony Mauro, DAVID OGDEN, Batson