Seriously, that’s what the New York Times is reporting:
General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it [...]
Megan West at WAPT TV in Jackson got an interesting interview with Bobby Delaughter, apparently on the occasion of his Amazon-only new novel.
“I said then, and will always say it because it’s the truth, I didn’t do nearly everything that they thought I did. But I was stupid. I admit that,” DeLaughter told [...]
… where, according to a jacket-blurb on Amazon (the only place the book is available), he resumes his life of crime:
The journey DeLaughter now takes us on is not merely one from his roots of Jackson, Mississippi to his new home along the narrow streets and alleys of the famous French Quarter of [...]
In 1990, the United States Supreme Court decided Employment Division v. Smith. In that case, individuals were denied unemployment benefits because they were fired for eating peyote. In an opinion by conservative justice Antonin Scalia, the United States Supreme Court held: Of course you can deny unemployment benefits to people fired for eating peyote.
The Attorney General responded to Tuesday’s order reversing Michelle Byrom’s conviction by noting that it is unprecedented since the re-imposition for the death penalty for a defendant to be allowed to win so resoundingly and so Court must explain itself.
Or something like that.
The motion makes a statement it ends with a question [...]
The Mississippi Supreme Court this afternoon denied the state’s motion to set an execution date but took no further action.
The order, that the state’s motion to set an execution was “not well taken and should be denied”, was unanimous, joined by all justices, and was signed by Justice Coleman. Here it is.
Over the years, I’ve seen several estate cases where some family members were claiming the deceased had a lock box with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in it, and even were willing to swear under oath to its existence.
But I’ve never seen one with a shred of actual tangible evidence of [...]
After Michelle Byrom lost her direct appeal, the next stage of her case was handled by the Office of Post-Conviction counsel. Their job was to investigate possible claims that her conviction or death sentence was improper. The most important claim they developed was that Byrom’s original lawyers had been ineffective in investigating and trying [...]
With all due respect to Byrom’s counsel, whose intentions were no doubt admirable, the brief that was filed on her behalf falls below what I consider professionally acceptable. The recurring failure of Byrom’s counsel to adequately brief issues is a factor I have considered in concluding that Byrom’s counsels’ performance was deficient. Throughout [...]
Michelle Byrom had a direct appeal, a post conviction appeal, a decision by a federal judge on habeas, and a decision by the Fifth Circuit on habeas. She filed certiorari petitions in the United States Supreme Court.
You will frequently see proponents of death sentences count up the judges involved in the process and [...]