Courts in Mississippi
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Mississippi's State Courtsystem includes 82 Justice Courts, which hear small claims cases (cases with a value less than $3,500,) and preliminary misdemeanor hearings. Mississippi also has 226 Municipal Courts located in its cities, and these also handle preliminary misdemeanor hearings as well as traffic and ordinance cases. Mississippi's Chancery Courts and County Courts share jurisdiction over many types of civil cases including those involving torts, contracts, real property, domestic relations and mental health, as well as juvenile matters. County Courts also hear appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts. Mississippi's 22 districts each have at least one District Court that handles some tort and real property cases, criminal cases, and civil appeals. The Mississippi Court of Appeals hears civil, criminal and administrative agency appeals, and the state's highest court, the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Mississippi Supreme Court dockets and opinions are available on their website at If you're seeking other Mississippi court records, you'll need to contact the appropriate courthouse. Mississippi state courts don't mail or fax out copies of public records, but you can go to the courthouse and copy them for a small charge. See the Mississippi Clerk of Courts FAQ at for more information.
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JACKSON -- Attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford will argue before the Mississippi Supreme Court March 23 that the man's 1994 rape conviction should be tossed out because he received poor legal representation at his trial.
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A devastating hack on Sony late last year exposed embarrassing details about Hollywood’s darker side, including a secret campaign by the movie industry to bring about new copyright controls. Dubbed “Project ...
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01, Mar 2015 - Sowell will not be prosecuted in murder case
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28, Feb 2015 - Miss. justices dislike delay in gay-divorce ruling
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28, Feb 2015 - No. 6 Tennessee easily beats Mississippi 69-49
Just a few seconds after the opening tip, Tennessee whipped a few crisp passes down the court before Ariel Massengale found a wide-open Isabelle Harrison for an easy layup. It was the first clue that the Lady Volunteers were about to have a very good night. Harrison had 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 6 Tennessee past Mississippi 69-49 on Wednesday night. The Lady Volunteers (21-3, 11-0 ...
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