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 http://courts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/sc/sc.html. 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 http://courts.ms.gov/faqs/clerks_faqs.pdf#zoom=75 for more information.
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26, Nov 2014 - Scott, MS State looks to tighten loopholes found during prison bribery probe
Federal investigators said they uncovered a labyrinth of no-bid contracts allegedly arranged by former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps and former lawmaker turned businessman Cecil McCrory. "In some cases, they take advantage of these exemptions, or these loopholes," said Max Arinder, the executive director of the Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review ...
26, Nov 2014 - Scott, MS Former Mississippi prisons chief pleads not guilty to bribery
JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's former prisons chief pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that he accepted cash and mortgage payments in exchange for awarding prison contracts to companies tied to a local businessman.
26, Nov 2014 - N.C. Man Charged with Cyberstalking in Mississippi
The Mississippi Attorney General's Office says Roderick Arrington of Hamlet, N. Carolina, is charged with cyberstalking two Mississippi residents.
26, Nov 2014 - Jackson, MS Judge to hear case to block silicon metal plant
JACKSON -- A federal judge has given opponents of a silicon metal plant in Mississippi's northeast corner a chance to make their case in court.
26, Nov 2014 - Accused Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members indicted in Mississippi
(Reuters) - Fourteen alleged members of a white-supremacist prison gang have been indicted on federal racketeering charges in Mississippi, prosecutors said on Thursday, a week after similar charges against 11 alleged participants in an Oklahoma gang were unsealed. The cases, together with major busts of the Aryan Brotherhood in Texas earlier this year, represent an effort by federal prosecutors ...
26, Nov 2014 - U.S. judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi
By Steve Barnes and Emily Le Coz LITTLE ROCK, Ark./JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. district judges on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, separately overturning measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states. Judges Kristine Baker in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Carlton Reeves in Jackson, Mississippi ...
26, Nov 2014 - Gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi stuck down by federal judges, both pending appeals
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two U.S. states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
26, Nov 2014 - Feds: White prison gangs operate in Mississippi, Oklahoma
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that alleged members of white supremacist prison gangs in Mississippi and Oklahoma have been arrested on racketeering charges tied to violent crimes and drug distribution.
26, Nov 2014 - Mississippi's gay marriage ban falls just hours after Arkansas's
Federal judges in Arkansas and Mississippi have struck down state bans on same-sex marriage. In both states, the rulings are stayed pending appeal.
26, Nov 2014 - Same-sex marriage bans in Mississippi, Arkansas overturned
Arkansas and Mississippi on Tuesday became the latest states to have same-sex marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
26, Nov 2014 - Texas man gets maximum 5-year sentence for high-stakes dog fighting in Alabama, Mississippi
A Texas man has received a maximum sentence of five years in prison after admitting he participated in high-stakes dog fights in Alabama and Mississippi.
26, Nov 2014 - Mississippi, Arkansas same-sex marriage bans fall (UPDATED)
UPDATED Wednesday 12:11 a.m. The wave of federal court rulings against state bans on same-sex marriage swept into the Deep South on Tuesday, as a federal judge in Jackson, Miss., struck down that state’s prohibition. In a fervent defense of the role of the courts in protecting individual rights against majority voter sentiment, and a lengthy […]
26, Nov 2014 - Arkansas, Mississippi overturn gay marriage bans
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
26, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage OK in Ark., Mississippi: Judges
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban, meaning it could become the 36th state to allow gays and lesbians to wed.
26, Nov 2014 - Mississippi prisons chief resigns abruptly amid federal suit
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