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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29, Jan 2015 - Mississippi Supreme Court split on arbitration agreement enforceability
(1/23) Despite the policy interests favoring arbitration, some courts have become hostile to employers' attempts to enforce arbitration agreements against employees, holding certain agreements to be invalid. That apparent contradiction was evident in a recent opinion from the Mississippi Supreme Court.
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29, Jan 2015 - MG&M Achieves Significant Mississippi Supreme Court Judgment on behalf of the Mississippi Departmen
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29, Jan 2015 - Pittsboro, MS Inmate appeals murder conviction in stabbing death
A Calhoun County man has appealed his 2013 conviction of murder to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
29, Jan 2015 - Mississippi Death Row Inmate Appeals to Supreme Court
A Mississippi death row inmate is seeking a new trial from the U.S. Supreme Court, saying he was the victim of mistaken eyewitness identification.
29, Jan 2015 - US appeals court to hear arguments for and against gay marriage bans in 3 Southern states
NEW ORLEANS — Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.
29, Jan 2015 - Wayne, MS Mississippi fugitive, on lam 34 years, nabbed in Utah
For 34 years, convicted thief Sam Gene Harris eluded capture by the FBI after escaping prison in Mississippi. On Friday, his freedom ended 2,100 miles away - in Utah's Carbon County. Price police Capt. Bill Barnes said the FBI notified law enforcemen...
29, Jan 2015 - Mississippi man faces life in prison for allegedly raping a minor in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY– A federal court jury deliberated only about three hours Thursday before finding 22-year-old Ivan Bennett Willis from Choctaw, Mississippi, guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in Indian Country, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. According to evidence presented at trial, on September 22, 2013, Willis forcibly raped a minor […]
29, Jan 2015 - Jackson, MS Junior Burnett attempts suicide after sentencing
A former Pine Belt lawman sentenced to 60 years in prison earlier Friday morning attempted to take his life at the Central Mississippi Regional Correctional Facility.
29, Jan 2015 - Wayne, MS Mississippi Fugitive Finally Caught after 34 Years
Mississippi fugitive, Sam Gene Harris, was arrested in Carbon County, Utah, 34 years after escaping from prison.
29, Jan 2015 - Civil rights loom as appeals court considers gay marriage
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29, Jan 2015 - Wayne, MS Walthall Co. man appeals conviction in girlfriend's death
A Mississippi man convicted in 2012 in the death of his girlfriend wants a new trial because a judge failed to conduct a hearing into his arguments of mental disability.
29, Jan 2015 - Southern states argue for same-sex marriage bans in federal court
Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.
29, Jan 2015 - Mississippi death-row inmate takes appeal to US high court
Caleb Corrothers JACKSON, Mississippi -- A Mississippi death row inmate who argues he was the victim of mistaken eyewitness identification is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a new trial. Caleb Corrothers is arguing that a cognitive psychologist would have...
29, Jan 2015 - Ain’t Grand Juries Grand? Not Always.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood believes grand juries are usually right when it comes to indicting people on criminal charges. Photo by Trip Burns .
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