Unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court Decides Columbus Mayor and Council Violated Open Meetings Act

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 7th, 2017 at 3:35 pm

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Filed Under: Ethics, Feature Stories, Justice, Mike Hurst, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom

Mississippi Justice Institute calls first-of-its-kind decision a monumental victory for open and transparent government for all Mississippians Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the Mayor and City Council of Columbus violated the Open Meetings Act when they previously met in prearranged, non-quorum size gatherings to discuss public business, intending to circumvent the Act. This […]

Empower Mississippi: Important Rulings On Charter School Lawsuit Only Weeks Way

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 17th, 2017 at 6:35 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Education, Empower Mississippi, Ethics, Grant Callen, Mike Hurst, Mississippi, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government, School Choice

A lawsuit to force parents to remove their children from charter schools has been proceeding quietly for several months, but important rulings are expected to be handed down in the next few weeks.

PLUNKETT: Which State Agencies Spent The Most Money And Gave More Pay Raises During 2016 Spending Spree? [Interactive Chart]

By Keith Plunkett | January 20th, 2017 at 8:45 am

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Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Economy, Ethics, Keith Plunkett, MDA, MDE, MDEQ, MDOC, MDOT, Medicaid, MEMA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS Attorney General, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Opinion, PERS, Politics, Public Service Commission, Spending, Taxes, Treasurer

The Hattiesburg American published a report by Clarion Ledger Political Reporter Geoff Pender on Monday, January 16 that: “a report requested by lawmakers and making the rounds at the Capitol shows that 74 state agencies, for the first five months of this fiscal year, gave $12.4 million in raises to 3,396 employees. It shows that […]

4 Supreme Court Justices To Be Sworn In January 3

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 25th, 2016 at 8:43 pm

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Filed Under: Events, Mississippi Supreme Court, News

A swearing-in ceremony takes place Jan. 3 at the court building near the state Capitol. Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando won a northern district Supreme Court race in November. He will succeed retiring Justice Ann Lamar of Senatobia. The three justices re-elected in November are James Maxwell of Oxford, who holds another northern district […]

MS Supreme Court Rejects Prisoner Request For Help With Rehabilitation

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 10th, 2016 at 7:14 am

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Filed Under: Mississippi Supreme Court, News

Mississippi Department of Corrections inmate eligible for parole has argued he should have access to a plan created by a new law that went into effect two years ago mandating all parole-eligible inmates be provided a rehabilitation case plan to guide them while in custody and to try to keep them from returning to prison […]

Breazeale Reappointed to MS Ethics Commission for New Four-Year Term.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 15th, 2016 at 6:02 pm

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Filed Under: Bill Waller, Central Mississippi, Ethics, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government, News, Public Service

Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. has reappointed Jackson certified public accountant Paul V. Breazeale to the Mississippi Ethics Commission. Breazeale’s new four-year term will begin Nov. 15. Chief Justice Waller signed the order of appointment on Oct. 5. Mississippi law requires that the Chief Justice appoint two of the eight members of the Ethics Commission. […]

MS Supreme Court Candidate Steve Crampton Takes Strong Constitutional Stance on Religious Freedom at DeSoto Forum

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2016 at 10:38 am

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Filed Under: Abortion, Christianity, Civil Rights, Culture, Desoto County, Elections, Ethics, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi Supreme Court, News, North Mississippi, Obamacare, Principles of Freedom, Pro-life, Public Service, Religion, Southaven

For traditional conservatives not many issues take on the level of importance as does religious freedom these days. While all three of the candidates in Southaven on Tuesday made the requisite references to the Constitution, it was Crampton who addressed directly the current political attempts to alter the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.

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 […]

MS Supreme Court disbars former Vicksburg mayor now serving time on bribery charge.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 14th, 2014 at 7:22 am

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Filed Under: Mississippi Supreme Court

The Mississippi Supreme Court has disbarred former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield who is serving a two-year sentence for a federal bribery conviction. Winfield, an attorney, pleaded guilty in September of 2013 to seeking $10,000 in cash from a confidential FBI informant in exchange for a city contract. Read More

MS Supreme Court allows Lee County judge more time in judicial misconduct case.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 21st, 2014 at 7:52 am

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Filed Under: Lee County, Mississippi Supreme Court

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance recommended in September that Judge Rickey Thompson be removed from office and pay more than $11,000 in fines and costs. The Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday rescheduled the deadline for Thompson’s attorney to file in the case. In its complaint, the Commission on Judicial Performance cited Thompson for several instances […]