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Doctor accused of murder-for-hire plot hits another legal snag

January 21, 2014

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A Greenwood doctor accused of attempting to have his ex-wife’s divorce attorney murdered has hit another roadblock in his efforts to have the charges dismissed. A judge has denied renewed arguments by Dr. Arnold Smith that all investigative and police actions carried out by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office are unconstitutional. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports […]

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Ex-police officer learning consequences of social media misuse

December 10, 2013

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It seems a rather simple proposition — use social media wisely or face the consequences. Yet, there continues to be a lack of awareness as to the ramifications of social media misuse and what constitutes legally protected free speech. A former Delta police officer is learning that the hard way. A federal judge has ruled […]

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‘King of Torts’ has finally abdicated

October 8, 2013

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The legal saga of Richard “Dickie” Scruggs is finally over. The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal from the former attorney who earned the nickname “King of Torts” and amassed a fortune from the tobacco-related lawsuits in the 1990s. Scruggs, who practiced out of Oxford, pleaded guilty to trying to influence […]

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Judge extends hold on Mississippi open-carry gun law

July 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  A Hinds County circuit judge has extended his hold on Mississippi’s open-carry gun law, declaring it unconstitutionally vague. Judge Winston Kidd on Friday put a permanent injunction on that law Friday. But, Attorney General Jim Hood is expected to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court. On June 28, Kidd put […]

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