Judge Declares Mistrial In Case Against Hinds County DA. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 4th, 2017 at 4:50 pm

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Filed Under: Democrats, Ethics, Hinds County, Law Enforcement, News, Politics

The Clarion Ledger reports that Judge Larry Roberts declared a mistrial in the criminal case against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. READ ARTICLE

Judge Allows Three Groups to Join Charter School Lawsuit

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 29th, 2016 at 7:23 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Civil Rights, Hinds County, Mike Hurst, News, School Choice

A Hinds County judge will let three groups that favor charter schools intervene in a lawsuit challenging whether such schools can legally receive Mississippi education money. Mike Hurst, representing a group of parents from Midtown Public Charter School, says Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas made the decision after a Wednesday hearing. Lawyers for the three groups […]

Planned Parenthood Affiliates Sue State Over Law Denying Medicaid to Abortion Providers

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 23rd, 2016 at 9:40 am

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Filed Under: Abortion, Federal Government, Governor, Hinds County, Insurance, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Safety

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to quickly rule in its favor and overturn a Mississippi law that bans Medicaid spending with any health care provider that offers abortion. The women’s health group points to a recent ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld an injunction against a similar law […]

Edited MBN Drug Raid Video Muddles Evidence in Case Against Hinds DA

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 19th, 2016 at 11:30 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Democrats, Drugs, Hinds County, Jim Hood, Law Enforcement, MS Attorney General, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News

A video, as well as courtroom testimony, fails to bolster the Hinds County district attorney’s claims that Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents planted drugs during a raid. District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride were indicted last week on charges they had hindered Christopher Butler’s prosecution in four separate cases. Butler […]

Where is Christopher Butler?

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2016 at 2:47 pm

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Filed Under: County Government, Hinds County, Jim Hood, MS Attorney General, News

Reports indicate a key witness in the ongoing case involving the arrest of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is missing, or being held by law enforcement in an undisclosed location. The Clarion Ledger reports that as the saga continues to unfold, an important character in the case remains M.I.A. That’s because law enforcement […]

SPLC Attorney’s Try For Summary Judgement in Charter Schools Lawsuit While Fighting Off Parents Attempting to Intervene.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Charter Schools, Education, Hinds County, News, School Choice

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a motion on Monday with Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas requesting a summary judgement in the case seeking to defund charter schools in Jackson. The AP reports the motion argues that “the only dispute in the case involves interpreting the state Constitution,” and therefore the judge should rule […]

’40 Days for Life’ Returning to Mississippi Abortion Clinic in September Hoping to Repeat Last Years Success

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2016 at 10:32 am

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Filed Under: Abortion, Central Mississippi, Christianity, Culture, Events, Faith, health, Hinds County, Pro-life

The 40 Days for Life campaign will return to Jackson on September 28. The event will feature a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil in the public right-of-way outside Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Last year, the campaign is credited with saving 11 lives from abortion, bringing together 12 churches, and organizing 250 volunteers to contribute 480 hours of community service.

PENDER: Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit to halt charter schools reeks of “hardheaded politics.”

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 21st, 2016 at 7:14 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Commentary, Education, Hinds County, Legislature, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government, Politics

BY: Geoff Pender Why this lawsuit now? I’m not sure. But it reeks of the same old hardheaded politics that have stifled public education policy innovation for decades, not of strictly altruistic or constitutional motivations. The litigation promises to drag on, and the state Supreme Court will ultimately rule on the constitutionality of charter school […]

#7for7: In a word, Guns.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 17th, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Ethics, Gun Control, Hinds County, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, Pat Nelson, Politics, Public Safety, Second Amendment, Tony Smith

This weeks seven top posts are all about the ongoing back and forth over Hinds County Judge Winston Kidd’s ruling to halt enforcement of Mississippi’s concealed carry law, HB2. The reaction from conservative lawmakers was as similar in message as it was swift. Off the record many conservatives had a simple question: Who the hell […]

AG: Gun ruling doesn’t apply statewide

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 16th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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Filed Under: Democrats, Gun Control, Hinds County, Jim Hood, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Politics, Public Safety, Second Amendment

Attorney General Jim Hood says the ruling last week by a Hinds County circuit judge blocking the enactment of a law clarifying Mississippi as a state where people can openly carry a weapon doesn’t apply outside the judge’s Hinds County jurisdiction. “I do not believe that the injunction would prevent someone outside Hinds County, who […]