Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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At MJI it is Sunshine Week All Year Long!

Organizations and journalists across the country celebrate "Sunshine Week" this week. We're not talking about daylight savings time. This is a time when citizens and reporters herald our rights and our responsibility to keep government accountable....
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MJI files Ethics Commission complaint over Dept of Revenue refusal to disclose Amazon agreement

Today, the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission following a refusal by the Department of Revenue (DOR) to make available public documents related to a voluntary agreement between that agency and the online...
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MJI Fighting for Families in Charter Schools

This week the Mississippi Justice Institute filed a brief in Hinds County Chancery Court supporting the students who attend charter schools and the parents who made those educational choices for their children....
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One Year Later - Mississippi Justice Institute

Today, we celebrate the one year anniversary of the birth of the Mississippi Justice Institute. We created MJI on February 1, 2016, as a division of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy with its purpose to fight for and defend the Constitutional rights...
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MJI Supports Religious Liberty of Newton Coach

No one likes a bully, and we will not stand by while some out-of-state group threatens our fellow citizens with legal actions for doing nothing more than exercising one’s constitutional rights....
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Statement of Forest Thigpen on the Lawsuit to Kill Charter Schools in Mississippi

Forest Thigpen, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed yesterday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The suit alleges that charter school funding violates the Mississippi constitution,...
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The Scalia Legacy - Lunch with Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute

Join us for lunch with Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow of Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute. Ilya will discuss Justice Scalia's legacy and the impact of his passing on pending cases and the future of the U.S. Supreme Court....
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MCPP's Justice Institute Files First Case

With the assistance of the Mississippi Justice Institute, two Mississippi taxicab drivers have filed suit against the City of Jackson for violating their Constitutional rights of due process and equal protection through anti-competitive, arbitrary and irrational...
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MCPP Launches Mississippi Justice Institute

Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP) today announced the creation of the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) as the Center’s legal arm to represent Mississippians whose state or federal Constitutional rights are threatened by government actions. Former...
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MCPP Launches School Spending Website

Now you can see where your school district spends your money. See how their priorities have changed over time, and see how spending relates to student success...

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