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Unelected Judges Remain Blocked As Federal Judge Considers H.B. 1020

chief justice michael randolph staring straightforward with men in suits on either side of him

The white chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court will remain blocked from appointing four unelected circuit court judges to serve Hinds County, the majority-Black home of the capital City of Jackson, after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order against House Bill 1020 on Monday.

Live from Downtown Jackson: An ‘Inch Wide, Mile Deep’ Journalism Roadmap

Kimberly Griffin listening intensely at conference

Mississippi Free Press Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer Kimberly Griffin was a co-host of LION Publishers’ Deep South Media Sustainability meetup in the Capital Club in downtown Jackson on May 18, 2023. CEO Donna Ladd writes that it was a refreshingly honest gathering where all voices were heard.