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Stories with person: Jim Hood
  • Justice quest goes on after 'Freedom Summer' court cases end story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-16 12:28 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The search for courtroom justice has ended in the 1964 "Freedom Summer" killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi's Neshoba County, but more than a half century after they died some Mississippians and the relatives of the slain men say the search for another kind of justice continues.

  • Judge: Mississippi law creates inequality for gay marriage 
    Updated: Jun-28-16 1:31 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday.

  • Mississippi's budget gap could widen because $72M protected 
    Updated: Jun-20-16 8:25 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says legislative efforts to use one-time cash to plug a budget hole will be at least $128 million short of the amount lawmakers originally thought they would get.

  • Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closed story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-16 8:00 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - One day short of the 52nd anniversary of three civil rights workers' disappearance during Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," state and federal prosecutors said Monday that the investigation into the slayings is over.

  • Bingo embezzlement trial delayed for connected ex-attorney 
    Updated: Jun-13-16 5:42 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A trial is delayed until at least November for a politically connected former attorney who is charged with embezzling money from a veterans' bingo operation.

  • Official seeks more rights work as prosecutor sets up unit 
    Updated: Jun-08-16 8:31 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says there's more work to be done to guarantee the rights of citizens in Mississippi and nationwide.