Posts Tagged ‘federal law’

Court hears debate over pre-clearance section of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is wrestling with the fate of a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote. In an argument at the court, liberal and conservative justices engaged in a sometimes tense back and forth over whether there is an ongoing need […] [...]

City faces retroactive fines for Clean Water Act violations

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville faces retroactive fines due to past overflow incidents involving its sanitary sewage system. The Commercial Dispatch reports public works director Doug Devlin did not have a fine estimate for aldermen, but did say a scheduled March conference call with Environmental Protection Agency regulators could shed light on the penalties […] [...]

Federal law-nullification bill killed by committee chair

by Associated Press Published: February 5,2013

Tags: bill, federal law, lawmaker, legislation, legislative, Legislature, nullification, nullify, seccession, state government, state law

JACKSON — Mississippi, a state that defied federal authority during the Civil War and the civil rights movement, won’t revive its efforts to nullify federal laws — at least not this year. Republican Scott DeLano, of Biloxi, chairman of the state House Constitution Committee, has killed a bill that sought to neutralize federal laws that […] [...]

State lawmakers file bill to nullify federal law

JACKSON — Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again. Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith, both of Columbus, filed a bill this month to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws. […] [...]

Federal appeals panel to weigh LCD price-fixing lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals panel will decide whether a Mississippi or federal court has jurisdiction over a lawsuit alleging price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral argument in New Orleans for Oct. 5. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood […] [...]

Entergy: Grand Gulf license renewal remains on track

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Entergy Nuclear officials say the license renewal for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant in Claiborne County remains on track. Grand Gulf’s license expires in 2024, and an application to extend it an additional 20 years is expected to be finalized by September 2013. On June 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals […] [...]

PSC, FTC put robocaller out of telemarketing business

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) along with the Federal Trade Commission have exchanged information and put a robocaller out of the telemarketing business, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. The telemarketers were allegedly responsible for billions of calls and will give up assets totaling roughly $3 million under an FTC order. […] [...]

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