Latest Supreme Court of Mississippi News

Mississippi sets execution date for 21-year death row inmate

Nov. 17, 2022 18:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has set an execution date for an inmate who has been on death row for 21 years after his appeals and legal challenges were unsuccessful. In a Thursday ruling, the Mississippi Supreme Court granted a motion from the state in the case of Thomas...

Lawsuit: Mississippi abortion ban might not be valid yet

Nov. 14, 2022 16:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of anti-abortion doctors in Mississippi, where state leaders led the charge to overturn Roe v. Wade, say the validity of the state's law banning most abortions remains uncertain and that further legal action is needed to clarify it and protect them from possible...

4 Mississippi judges tapped to help with backlog of cases

Sep. 25, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four former circuit court judges will help handle a backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in Mississippi's largest county during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Andrew K. Howorth of Oxford, Betty...