Folks are comparing Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, to Ross Barnett and George Wallace. I’d expect comparisons to Orval Faubus, too, although I haven’t seen those. (Yesterday, Moore entered an order prohibiting the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in Alabama, in defiance of the federal district court ruling holding the [...]
This is from the public and private acts section of Turner’s Mississippi Code of 1823.
Of Lucinda Jcfferson.
By An act to emancipate Lucinda Jefferson, passed November 24, 1821, the said girl Lucinda Jefferson is emancipated, set free from slavery and is invested with all the rights, privileges and immunities of any other free [...]
… which involves an odd email from what appears to be a small Jackson law firm with the subject line: “Cancelled Automated Clearing House Transaction” and a text purporting to tell me that such a transfer from my “online bank account” (no account specified) “was cancelled by the Electronic Payments Association.” There follows information [...]
Here are the returns for the Third Circuit Court run-off election yesterday.
Byers Luther Number Percentage Number Percentage Benton 239 29.65% 567 70.35% Calhoun 230 16.56% 1159 83.44% Chickasaw 760 39.62% 1158 60.38% Lafayette 615 18.72% 2671 81.28% Marshall 1555 49.02% 1617 50.98% Tippah 202 7.59% 2460 92.41% Union 116 [...]
I have total returns for all counties (from the Daily Journal), and county returns for Chickasaw County (from the Chickasaw Daily Journal) and Lafayette County (obtained by me from the Circuit Clerk). I do not have returns for Marshall, although I have been reliably informed that Kelly Luther carried that county, Benton, Calhoun, Tippah, [...]
Update: VOTE TODAY, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25th!
Folks in the following counties have an important judicial election tomorrow: Lafayette, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Marshall, Tippah, Union. The candidates on the ballot are Kelly Luther and Shirley Byers. I have previously posted about Shirley Byers’s prior experience as a judge.
I am supporting Kelly Luther. He has [...]
The quote in the title is the full text of 6 U.S.C. § 202(5).
Executive discretion– the most familiar example being prosecutorial discretion– is a bedrock concept of our law. The executive cannot pursue every case, and so they have the authority, often explicitly granted by statute, to select what cases to pursue. It is not [...]
That memorial lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans seems to have gone nowhere. They got issued a summons for a Rule 81 hearing (what were they seeking, a divorce?) for a hearing that was never actually scheduled, and a lawyer appeared for the University, and then… nothing. Not even a return on the [...]