Latest Supreme Court of Mississippi News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Mississippi clinic ends challenge of near-ban on abortion

Jul. 19, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi abortion clinic that was at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade ended a lawsuit Tuesday in which it had sought to block the state from enforcing a law that bans most abortions. Jackson Women's Health...

Owner: Mississippi abortion clinic is sold, won't reopen

Jul. 18, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi abortion clinic at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade has been sold and will not reopen even if it's allowed to do so by a state court, its owner told The Associated Press on Monday. Diane Derzis said the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Humane societies need us to be humane too Mississippi ranks seventh in the nation for pet ownership, according to the World Population Review. Given what we continue to see at local human societies, our state...

Lone Mississippi abortion clinic seeks legal path to reopen

Jul. 07, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic filed papers Thursday asking the state Supreme Court to block a new law that bans most abortions and to let the clinic reopen next week. The clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is at the center of the...

Judge won’t block law banning most Mississippi abortions

Jul. 05, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As attorneys argued about abortion laws across the South on Tuesday, a Mississippi judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a law that would ban most abortions. Without other developments in the Mississippi lawsuit,...

Mississippi justices block more DNA tests in death row case

Jul. 04, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a death row inmate will not be allowed to seek additional DNA testing on crime scene evidence from the shooting deaths of two college students nearly 30 years ago. Willie Jerome Manning, now 54, remains in the...

Mississippi judge sets hearing on challenge to abortion law

Jul. 01, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has set a Tuesday hearing in a lawsuit by state’s only abortion clinic, which seeks to block a law that would ban most abortions. A temporary restraining order would allow the clinic to remain open, at least while the lawsuit is pending. ...

Mississippi clinic challenges law banning most abortions

Jun. 27, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block a state law that will ban most abortions. The lawsuit says the Mississippi Supreme Court issued a ruling in 1998 that recognized a right to abortion in the state constitution. A hearing...

US judge: Woman on Mississippi death row gets state appeal

Jun. 11, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The only woman on Mississippi death row can go to state court to challenge her conviction and sentence, a federal judge has ruled. Lisa Jo Chamberlin, 49, intends to argue she has received ineffective legal representation, according to a ruling issued June 1...