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Jenna C. Newmark joins Butler Snow in New York

July 8, 2014

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NEW YORK — Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jenna C. Newmark has joined the firm’s New York office.   Newmark is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group and will focus her practice on defending pharmaceutical companies in products liability suits. Newmark completed her undergraduate education in international relations – political economy and development […]

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MDA grants KiOR forbearance after biofuels maker defaults on payment

July 3, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi – In a sign that biofuel maker KiOR Inc.’s money troubles aren’t letting up, the start-up company will make a $250,000 forbearance payment to the Mississippi Development Authority in exchange for 120 days to get current on its nearly $70 million debt to the MDA. KiOR defaulted on a $1.87 million payment that was […]

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NY Times: Loser or not, McDaniel’s time in spotlight may have just begun

July 3, 2014

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Mississippi Tea Party dreams were extirpated last week when State Senator Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary bid to unseat Senator Thad Cochran. Yet if some of Mr. McDaniel’s most outspoken contemporaries are any guide, he may actually have greater political influence as a loser, the New York Times reports. Read the story:

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WaPo: Cochran signals won’t back new voting rights after minorities saved his job

June 29, 2014

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Well, that didn’t last long. Thad Cochran removed his disguise as a friend of Mississippi’s blacks and other minorities within days of these same folks pushing him into Victory Lane in his GOP Senate primary runoff with tea partier Chris McDaniel, the Washington Post reports. Let’s see how the senator’s betrayal figures into some future […]

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Wendy Scott new dean at Mississippi College Law School

June 24, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Wendy Scott will soon make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. This summer, the accomplished lawyer, legal scholar and administrator also becomes the second women to lead Baptist-affiliated MC Law. On August 11, Scott succeeds Dean Jim Rosenblatt, who helped build […]

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NY Times: McDaniel ‘voter integrity’ squads plan to ‘question’ black voters at polls

June 23, 2014

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  The groups supporting challenger Chris McDaniel think they have the right to question voters in the GOP Senate primary runoff about their voting intentions for November’s general election for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate seat, reports  the Times Editorial Blog. Here is the Times’ report: Several right-wing groups have banded together to form a “voter integrity […]

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Court: White man victim of discrimination; upholds $82K verdict

June 12, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal appeals court has upheld an $82,000 award to a white attorney who argued he was a victim of discrimination by the black-majority Greenwood Leflore Hospital board. George Dulin argued he was pushed out of his job as the hospital board’s attorney in 2006 because of his race. He was awarded […]

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DeSoto jury convicts former Southaven mayor on defrauding, embezzlement counts

June 11, 2014

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SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi – Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis faces a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced July 10 for defrauding his city government and embezzling money from it. A DeSoto County jury convicted Davis Wednesday afternoon on one count of making false representations to defraud the government and one count of embezzlement.   A […]

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JOEL BOMGAR: Most earmarks not only wasteful, they hurt Mississippi’s economy

June 9, 2014

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Joel Bomgar

  By Joel Bomgar For me, the U.S. Senate primary (and now runoff on June 24) is a referendum on spending, deficits, debt and earmarks. One side argues that most earmarks are wasteful and have created a culture in Washington of spending and debt (which I agree has been the case), and the other side […]

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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

May 31, 2014

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By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll […]

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