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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21, Dec 2014 - Google sues Mississippi attorney general
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company after Hood issued a subpoena for information about some of Google's operations. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in ...
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20, Dec 2014 - Montgomery, MS Prison Task Force Member Speaks on Epps
Governor Phil Bryant has added three new members to a task force to review Mississippi prison contracts.
20, Dec 2014 - No gay marriage in Miss. during appeals process
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court says same-sex marriages won't be allowed in Mississippi while the state defends its gay-marriage ban.
20, Dec 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 ...
20, Dec 2014 - Jackson, MS Ex-MBN director Marshall Fisher picked to lead Mississippi Department of Corrections
Marshall Fisher  JACKSON, Mississippi -- A former head of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is set to become the new leader of the state Department of Corrections. Marshall Fisher will take over a prison system that has been rocked by...
20, Dec 2014 - Top Google lawyer criticizes MPAA
Major Hollywood studios have led a quiet campaign with Mississippi's attorney general to slam Google with lawsuits for linking to illegal content. Now Google is striking back.
20, Dec 2014 - Appeals court order keeps Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open
By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it. The law, passed in 2012, required doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, a standard they could not meet. A three-member panel of the 5th U.S ...
20, Dec 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 Mississippi 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 critique of […]
20, Dec 2014 - Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned
© AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.
20, Dec 2014 - Jackson, MS Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
An orthopedic surgeon on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been sentenced to 75 months in prison for a tax evasion conviction. The U.S. attorney's office says 50-year-old Dr. Timothy Dale Jackson of Pass Christian was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden. The judge also imposed a $12,500 fine and ordered Jackson to pay the income taxes he owes, plus interest, totaling $806,983. On ...
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20, Dec 2014 - Jackson, MS Trial for Epps and McCrory delayed until April
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