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Chancery Court District websites in Mississippi (plus a request for additions)

I’m assembling useful court information with a goal to having a couple of Mississippi practice pages.  Here’s a list of Chancery Court district sites with information about the court’s calendars, dockets, scheduling, local rules and practices and the like.  A list of Circuit Court district sites is here.

I am trying to put together […]

Mississippi Supreme Court reverses and renders, decides open carry statute constitutional

In a unanimous order signed by Justice Pierce that I can only read as saying, “Enough of this bullshit, already,” the Supreme Court today cut off briefing and ruled on the interlocutory appeal in the open carry case, reversing and rendering and holding that the statute is not ambiguous.

After stating the familiar standard […]

Big Freedia, the Queen of New Orleans bounce, has a message for Miley Cyrus

Yes, I’m giving a hat tip to my daughter, Sarah Simonson, for this video.  I am pretty sure I’ve posted about New Orleans bounce before, but I can’t find it…

Some notes on commenting policy

I only rarely refuse to let comments through from new readers.  Occasionally, it’s been because of an obviously fake email address.  Other times, it has been apparent that one of a very few users whose commenting privileges were revoked was coming in under a new name.  A couple of times, it was a post […]

Al Green show cancels

Just got this email from the Lyric Theater in Oxford:

We regret to inform you that the show:  Cannon Motor Company Presents Al Green with Jackie Wilson Martin has been cancelled.  A full refund will be issued to the credit card on file.  Please allow 3-5 business days for this transaction to appear on […]

Cold beer comes to Oxford: Julio Cortazar on lost gestures like spinning a beer in ice

The reactions to the coming of cold-beer-to-Oxford had lots folks describing how they’d learned to chill beers, spinning them in a sink or cooler filled with ice and salt.  These reactions had a certain nostalgia for a lost gesture (or the like), soon to be gone because we’d be able to buy cold beer […]

Albert Murray, who died this week at 97, wrote a poem about William Faulkner

The writer Albert Murray, who went to Tuskegee at the same time as Ralph Ellison, died this week.  There’s a nice Slate piece about him, where I learned that Murray wrote a poem about William Faulkner.  Worth checking out.  There’s also mention of Murray sending a recipe for Dean and Larry Wells’s Great American […]

The Hogs Have Arrived

 

Bloomberg reports on the decision in Faulkner vs. Woody Allen

The decision was July 18th, so I suppose a notice of appeal would be due today, if there were to be one.  Nothing has turned up on the docket as of this writing (2:30 in the afternoon).

Al Green to perform at the Lyric in Oxford Friday, October 18th

Update:  Cancelled.  Well, it sounded good for about a week (and long enough for folks to start buying tickets).

Al Green will be performing at the Lyric in Oxford on Friday, October 18th, brought by Cannon Motor Company.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 23rd.  The date is the Friday before the LSU football […]