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Ex-justice court clerk arraigned on extortion charge

WILKINSON COUNTY — A former justice court clerk in Wilkinson County is facing extortion charges related to her official duties, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Wanda Fountain, 54, of Woodville was arraigned before Judge Lilly Blackmon Sanders on one count of extortion. Fountain is accused of taking a payoff from an undercover MBI agent to fix tickets. “This case is ...

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Waller lobbying for higher salaries for judges

GULFPORT — Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. used a Gulf Coast forum to press the issue of higher salaries for judges. The Sun Herald reports Waller and Justices Randy Pierce and Michael Randolph told members of the Gulf Coast Business Council that a judicial pay bill would be presented to the 2012 Legislature. Randolph says the last ...

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Barbour files legal brief concerning tort reform

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has filed a legal brief with the Mississippi Supreme Court, asking justices to affirm the constitutionality of tort reform measures. The Mississippi Legislature has the right to establish laws protecting Mississippians from frivolous lawsuits, Barbour said in the brief, which was joined by Double Quick Inc., an Indianola-based chain of convenience stores. 

In an amicus ...

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