Mississippi Supreme Court News

Mississippi Residents Call for Special Session on Medical Marijuana at Capitol Protest

People protested Tuesday near the Mississippi Capitol and the state Supreme Court building to demand that Gov. Tate Reeves call legislators into special session to restore a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved in November and that justices recently overturned. …

After Miss. Supreme Court Ruling, Lawmakers Look to Revive Marijuana Program

Some Mississippi lawmakers say they want Gov. Tate Reeves to call them back to the Capitol for a special session to revive the state’s initiative process. Others want a chance to quickly revive discussion of a medical marijuana program. The …

Mississippi Supreme Court Kills Voter-Backed Medical Marijuana Initiative

Mississippi will remain in the minority of states without a medical marijuana program after the state Supreme Court on Friday overturned an initiative that voters approved last fall – a decision that also limits other citizen-led efforts to put issues …

Mississippi Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marijuana Program

The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that’s trying to block a voter-approved medical marijuana program by disputing how the issue got onto the ballot. Arguments were not about marijuana. Instead, they were about Mississippi’s initiative process. …

Mississippi Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Medical Marijuana Initiative

The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that challenges the state initiative process and seeks to block development of a medical marijuana program. Voters in November approved Initiative 65, which requires the state Health …

Mississippi Supreme Court Orders Third Trial in Hyundai Wrongful Death Suit

The Mississippi Supreme Court is ordering a third trial in a wrongful death case, years after a jury told Hyundai Motor Company to pay millions of dollars to families of three people killed in a 1995 car crash. In a …

Deadlines Set by Mississippi Supreme Court in State Medical Marijuana Battle

The Mississippi Supreme Court is setting deadlines for attorneys to file arguments in a mayor’s lawsuit that questions the legitimacy of the medical marijuana initiative that voters approved by a wide margin. Initiative 65 requires the state Health Department to …

Mississippi Supreme Court Allows Privacy Suit Against Google to Move Forward

Mississippi’s Supreme Court says a state lawsuit against Google alleging violations of student privacy should stay in a northeast Mississippi court. The court voted 6-2 Aug. 9 to deny an appeal by the unit of California-based Alphabet Inc. Google wanted …

Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Crash Suit by Helicopter Pilot

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed over a 2009 helicopter accident that left its pilot partially paralyzed. Justices ruled 6-2 that a proper complaint was not filed by Rob Hammons of Greenwood against the …

Mississippi Supreme Court Refuses to Dismiss State Farm Katrina Lawsuit

The Mississippi Supreme Court won’t dismiss a state lawsuit against an insurance company over Hurricane Katrina claims. The Sun Herald reports that Attorney General Jim Hood’s lawsuit against insurance giant State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can go forward. The …