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Evans Trial: Closing arguments

By Amy McCullough NOTE: Do not expect this post to make sense unless you’ve done a lot of prior reading. Previous posts this week: “Clear and convincing evidence?” and “He worked for us, but he didn’t really.” The Evans bankruptcy court trial concluded today with four hours of closing arguments. Closing briefs are due May 6. Interesting points: • Representing ...

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Lee sworn in as chief judge of Appeals, replacing King

JACKSON — Judge L. Joseph Lee has been appointed as chief judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. made the appointment and administered the oath of office to Chief Judge Lee. Chief Judge Lee, 65, of Jackson, will serve as administrative head of the Court of Appeals until Dec. 31, 2014. Judge ...

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Hood to hold BP oil spill meetings on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Attorney General Jim Hood says he will hold a series of town hall meetings to discuss the BP oil spill claims process with Mississippi residents. Hood made the announcement yesterday while visiting the Gulf Coast to talk to high school students about cyber bullying, according to The Sun-Herald. Meetings currently are scheduled for March 29 in ...

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MC to offer state's first physician assistant program

CLINTON — Mississippi College plans to add a physician assistant (PA) program beginning in May, representing the first PA training program in Mississippi, according to the private, Baptist-affiliated college. The college will learn this month if the program is accredited. Classes are set to begin May 25. Applications for MC’s PA program are being accepted for the first class of ...

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House passes its own redistricting legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House yesterday released its own redistricting proposal, and the plan could come up for a vote in that chamber today. The Senate plans to release its new map Monday. The plan for the 122 House districts reflects populations changes revealed by the 2010 Census. The House plan reduces the number of split precincts from 449 to ...

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