Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Supreme Court’

Student files contempt motion over school prayer

BRANDON — A student supported by an atheist group says the Rankin County school district is still violating a ban on school prayer. The senior at Northwest Rankin High School, represented by the American Humanist Association, filed a contempt motion yesterday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. The student says an April 17 districtwide honors […] [...]

Equifax takes tax dispute to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON  — Credit bureau Equifax Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal from an adverse tax ruling in Mississippi. The appeal is a reaction to a 2013 Mississippi Supreme Court decision that Equifax had to prove that it didn’t earn any taxable income in the state. The state Department of Revenue examined […] [...]

Homeowners’ fire district challenge going to highest court

DIAMONDHEAD — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider May 15 whether to hear an appeal over whether a Mississippi fire protection district can charge a fee for its services to local property owners. Court officials say a decision could be announced shortly after the court conference. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of the […] [...]

Hood wants Entergy case heard in state court

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a federal court to send the state of Mississippi’s lawsuit against Entergy back to state court. In its recent ruling in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Hood’s argument that cases brought by attorneys general to enforce their […] [...]

U.S. Supreme Court schedules oral argument for Jim Hood’s price-fixing lawsuit

by Published: September 13,2013

Tags: consumer protection, law, Mississippi, U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November related to Attorney General Jim Hood’s price-fixing lawsuit against liquid crystal display (LCD) screen manufacturers. In 2011, Hood sued the companies, accusing them of price-fixing from December 2006 to April 2011. He claimed the companies of forcing consumers to pay too much for their products, […] [...]

Few issues are more important for the state than healthcare

There are few issues that are more important or pressing for Mississippi businesses and consumers than the question of health care. As most of us are aware, the Magnolia State ranks far down the list in terms of the health of our population. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer — these are generally more impacting on […] [...]

Attorney general mulls legality of illegal worker felony charge

Attorney General Jim Hood is studying whether the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law killed part of a Mississippi statute that made it a felony for an illegal immigrant to work in the state. Hood said early last week he “did not know” for certain whether the June 25 Arizona ruling nullified the […] [...]

Immigration bill eliminates provisions blocked by federal court

Mississippi apparently won’t be getting a fully Alabma-style anti-immigration bill — at least not if the state Senate goes along with keeping from the final bill certain provisions removed by the House. The House version passed last Thursday could also keep Mississippi from the legal difficulties Alabama encountered earlier this month when the 11th Circuit […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Big questions for Kemper County coal plant come down to who knew what and when

by Published: December 15,2011

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In May of 2010 we wrote, “For better or worse, the economic future for the next 40 years in southeastern Mississippi will be greatly impacted by the decision of Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. “ Justices with the Mississippi Supreme Court may be asking now how he came to his decision when he changed his […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Rate increase of 11.35 percent just the beginning in regard to Kemper

by Published: November 17,2011

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It was only a matter of time before Mississippi Power Company started raising the rates on its customers to pay for the $2.88 billion Kemper County coal plant. So, last week MPC filed documents with state regulators — the Public Service Commission — for a requested rate increase of 11.35 percent. The Commission has the […] [...]

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