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Green delays decision on invalidating Barbour's pardons

JACKSON — A Mississippi judge yesterday delayed a decision on whether to invalidate some pardons, including those of convicted killers, issued by Haley Barbour in his final days as governor. The office of Attorney General Jim Hood said it had been deluged with motions and documents from lawyers representing current and former inmates and that it needed more time to ...

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Panel to discuss giving pay raises to state's judges

JACKSON — The need for judicial pay raises will be the topic of a panel discussion Jan. 24 at the Capital Club in Jackson. The Capital Area Bar Association will host the discussion during its Bench and Bar Relations CLE luncheon. Panelists are expected to include Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., Court of Appeals Chief Judge L. ...

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Scruggs offers to pay expenses for travel to trial

ABERDEEN — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to attend a March 26 hearing in Mississippi on his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. And, Scruggs said he would pay his own travel expenses. The hearing will be held in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. In ...

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Supreme Court to hear arguments in breach of contract dispute

LINCOLN COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments of Jan. 18 in a commercial breach of contract case from Lincoln County. According to court records, Precision Welding sued Denbury Resources for allegedly breaching a contract between the two. Denbury denied the allegation. A Lincoln County jury in 2010 awarded $1.5 million to Precision. Denbury appealed the decision ...

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Barbour appoints Doleac as chancellor, replacing Fair

HATTIESBURG — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed attorney M. Ronald Doleac of Hattiesburg as chancellor of the 10th Chancery Court District, Place 4. Doleac replaces Chancellor Gene Fair, whom Gov. Barbour recently appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. The Governor’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee found Doleac to be qualified to fill the vacant position. His appointment is effective Jan. ...

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Scruggs granted hearing in bid to overturn conviction

JACKSON — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has earned a March 26 hearing in his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Senior U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson granted the hearing yesterday, but made it clear that Scruggs would have to meet a high standard before Davidson would ...

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Judge appointed to hear election-related lawsuit

GREENVILLE — Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. Waller Jr. has appointed retired senior-status Judge Samac S. Richardson of Brandon to hear Greenville attorney Willie Griffin’s election-related lawsuit against Washington County Board of Supervisors District 2 Supervisor Mike Gordon. No hearing date has been set. The Delta Democrat Times reports Waller’s order developed because none of the county’s judges ...

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Judge weighing issues in Franks vs. Scott case

TUPELO — A Lee County judge is weighing issues related to an ongoing dispute related to an affair between the former local school superintendent and wife of an ex-lawmaker. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Circuit Judge Henry Lackey on Thursday heard arguments from three sides about three cases, but the focus was on former superintendent Mike Scott’s 2010 complaint ...

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