Mississippi Attorney General: Pastors “Duped” by HB 1523

Mississippi Attorney General: Pastors “Duped” by HB 1523

Written by Don Byrd As the highest law enforcement official in the state, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is a named defendant in the suit that earlier this month halted HB 1523, a controversial law shielding businesses, individuals, and religious organizations...
Federal Judge Halts Controversial Mississippi Law

Federal Judge Halts Controversial Mississippi Law

Written by Don Byrd On the eve of its July 1 effective date, a federal judge in Mississippi has issued an injunction halting the enforcement of Mississippi’s controversial HB 1523. The law would shield businesses, individuals, and religious organizations from...
Controversial New State Laws Face Constitutional Challenges

Controversial New State Laws Face Constitutional Challenges

Written by Don Byrd Multiple lawsuits have been filed challenging recently passed state legislation I posted about here at the BJC Blog. Here is a quick run-down: In Tennessee, plaintiffs filed suit in Anderson County challenging a new law that allows counselors to...