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US federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi ‘ballot harvesting’ law

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Wingate temporarily blocked a Mississippi law Tuesday that made it illegal to “knowingly collect and transmit a ballot that was mailed to another person,” with a few exceptions. The case is in the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi’s Northern Division. District Judge Henry T.

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Mississippi civic leaders file a lawsuit against the Mississippi Supreme Court

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Mississippi civic leaders Monday filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Supreme Court claiming that the state is violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the US Constitution. J ustice Leslie King is the fourth Black justice to sit on the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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US appeals court throws out Mississippi Jim Crow era felon disenfranchisement law

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Judge James Dennis writing for the majority, discussed the racial history of the Mississippi Constitution that was ratified in 1890, writing, “From the outset, the object of the 1890 Mississippi Constitutional Convention was clear: to ensure the political supremacy of the white race.”

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US appeals court to reconsider decision striking down Mississippi Jim Crow-era voter disenfranchisement law

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit agreed on Thursday to reconsider a decision from August that a provision of the Mississippi Constitution that permanently prevents people convicted of certain felonies from voting is unconstitutional. Third, even if disenfranchisement were a punishment, it is not cruel and unusual.

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Mississippi Proves Civil Rights Lawyer’s Point With Sham Arrest And Trial

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The post Mississippi Proves Civil Rights Lawyer’s Point With Sham Arrest And Trial appeared first on Above the Law. I look forward to the judge's resignation.

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US appeals court denies injunction for Mississippi state-run court law in capital city

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied an injunction Thursday against a Mississippi law that created a state-run court district in the state’s capital of Jackson. The NAACP originally appealed to the Fifth Circuit on behalf of several Jackson, Mississippi residents after losing a district court case only a few days ago.

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Abortion drug maker drops lawsuit challenging Mississippi restrictions on provision and use of drug

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An abortion-inducing drug’s manufacturer has dropped its lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s restrictions on the provision and use of the drug, in connection with “the changed national landscape” in the wake of the US Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Mississippi Today said that Sen. GenBioPro Inc., GenBioPro Inc.,