Gov. Bryant wrote Blue Cross Blue Shield and said he was going to issue an executive order mandating they allow the hospitals they’d struck from their system back in, under the prior contract, until a deal was struck.
Blue Cross Blue Shield responded with a federal court civil rights action.
Kingfish has the documents […]
Last night, Joyce and I co-hosted a party at our office just off the Square for Representative Bobby Moak. If you are interested in Mississippi blues, the biggest thing was that we had bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch from Bruce rocking the house (well, the front yard).
Welch was born in Sabougla, Mississippi in […]
A great Randy Newman song you might have missed, “Potholes.”
… is the name “Sianquiz” on one of the orders. Beyond that, there’s a pro se divorce appeal, about which the most profound question is– Why wasn’t this assigned to the Court of Appeals, and there’s a criminal case in which the issues were either waived or are going to await a post-conviction claim of ineffectiveness. […]
Update: read below….
Anderson blogs about an odd Ohio case in which a man who had been declared dead because he’d gone missing turned up and asked that the declaration of death be set aside. The Ohio court ruled that, nope, he had three years to contest the death and had not done so, […]
The United States Supreme Court denied cert this week on Dickie Scruggs’s appeal from Judge Bigger’s refusal to grant relief from Scruggs’s guilty plea.
This was not a surprise.
The Mississippi Business Journal story summed it up as well as possible:
Though he pleaded guilty, Scruggs began appealing his conviction in 2010. But he […]
My last post referred to Theora Hamblett, a great artist from Oxford. Miss Hamblett had taught in a one-room schools in the county before 1930, and then moved to town where she ran a boarding house and did work as a seamstress. In 1950, she took some art classes at Ole Miss (one […]
I was reading a local blog I’ve grown to like, Deep Fried Kudzu, and hit a phrase (from a press release) that sets my teeth on edge. Discussing a show of paintings by Memphian Carroll Cloar, the press release states that the Southern states are the “last guards of old, weird America ”
Anthony Thomas won a ruling that Count 2 of his indictment failed to charge a crime and that conviction was tossed. The conviction under Count 1 remained standing.
How hard is it going to be for Thomas’s lawyers to explain to him, “We won your case!” and “You’re still sentenced to life without parole!” […]