US judge extends temporary block on 15-week abortion ban

March 29, 2018 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge in Mississippi has extended his temporary block on the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. […]

Judge dismisses suit filed to eliminate Mississippi’s flag

September 9, 2016 in News, Opinion

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to eliminate the Mississippi flag as a state […]

Judge blocks Mississippi law on objections to gay marriage

July 1, 2016 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling […]

Judge blocks part of Mississippi’s religious objections law

June 28, 2016 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District […]

Mississippi LGBT law withstands 1 challenge; 3 others await

June 22, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge has declined to block a Mississippi gay marriage law in one challenge filed against it. But it’s still possible he will block the […]

Mississippi attorneys: LGBT law protects religious rights

June 21, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — State attorneys say a new Mississippi law that will let clerks recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a reasonable accommodation for people […]

Confederate emblem ‘anti-American,’ judge in Carlos Moore flag case says

April 18, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is “anti-American” because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. […]

Mississippi Judge’s Speech To 3 White Murderers

February 22, 2015 in News, Opinion, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire What follows is the speech by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that he read to the three young white defendants right before he sentenced them for […]