Tag Archives: Mississippi Supreme Court

Equifax asks U.S. Supreme Court to review DOR tax method ruling

February 21, 2014

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Calling the Mississippi appeals process a virtual local lock for the state’s Department of Revenue, Equifax Credit Information Services has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review last summer’s Mississippi Supreme Court decision upholding the method DOR used in taxing Equifax. In a Feb. 19 petition for certiorari, Equifax argues that the Mississippi tax appeals […]

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Family blues — fight continues over Johnson’s estate

September 24, 2013

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Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson’s life was all too short; unfortunately, the in-family fight over his estate continues with all eyes now on the Mississippi Supreme Court. The state’s highest court heard arguments yesterday in a dispute over two photos of Johnson, who died in 1938 at the age of 28. When the justices might […]

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Supreme Court orders judge to re-examine case of casino damage to hotel during Katrina

July 26, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi  — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a judge to take another look at lawsuit over whether a company is liable for damage caused when the President Casino was torn from its moorings during Hurricane Katrina and smacked into a nearby hotel. Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005. Casinos at […]

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Stillbirth a capital crime? Mississippi Supreme Court must decide

May 23, 2013

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The cause of any given miscarriage or stillbirth is difficult to determine, and many experts believe there is no conclusive evidence that exposure to drugs in utero can cause a miscarriage or stillbirth. A Lamar County woman whose blood tests showed traces of illegal drug use after she birthed a stillborn child would go to […]

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Miss. Supreme Court to hear Kemper arguments Jan. 28

January 21, 2013

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MBJ writer Clay Chandler just submitted a story, saying the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral argument Jan. 28 related to the Sierra Club’s ongoing legal opposition to Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. >> Read story …  

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Analysis: Sixth Amendment ruling sets no precedent

October 7, 2012

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In a case from Harrison County, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled on the right of a defendant to confront his accusers — a basic right in the U.S. Constitution. Robert Jenkins wanted to question the analyst who tested the illegal drugs he was accused of possessing. Instead, prosecutors put on the stand a laboratory […]

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MBJ readers vote overwhelmingly against rate increase for Mississippi Power Company

July 11, 2012

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Mississippi Business Journal readers, so far, are overwhelmingly against Mississippi Power Company being awarded a rate increase which would help pay for the Kemper County coal plant. Mississippi Power is appealing to the Mississippi Supreme Court the Public Service Commission’s decision not to act on rate increase requests until the litigation surrounding the facility is […]

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‘26’ backers see amendment as ‘kill shot’ to abortion in U.S.

October 6, 2011

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Legal scholars who have studied the proposed “personhood” amendment to the Mississippi Constitution can agree on this: They have a much better idea of what the sweeping amendment could do than what it will do. They also agree that if passed Nov. 8, lawyers representing opponents of the anti-abortion measure will be in federal court […]

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Speed not conceding fight against eminent domain limits

September 18, 2011

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Things haven’t been going Leland Speed’s way in his court challenges to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would curb Mississippi’s power to take private property for large economic development projects But don’t look for Speed, a real estate executive and interim Mississippi Development Authority chief, to walk away from the fight. “I’m […]

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Speed suit: Eminent domain vote repeals constitutional protections

July 14, 2011

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Leland Speed concedes he may be relying on a “technical violation” in a lawsuit to stop a statewide vote on banning the use of eminent domain to take private property. But he’s got to do whatever he can to keep a “dumb” result from occurring, said Speed, a longtime Jackson real estate investor and now […]

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