5th Circuit Reinstates Controversial Mississippi HB 1523

5th Circuit Reinstates Controversial Mississippi HB 1523

Written by Don Byrd The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a district court’s ruling that halted as unconstitutional Mississippi’s controversial HB 1523. The court did not address the central question of the constitutionality...
5th Circuit Hears Argument Over Controversial Mississippi Law

5th Circuit Hears Argument Over Controversial Mississippi Law

Written by Don Byrd Last year, a federal judge in Mississippi struck down the state’s controversial law, HB 1523, before it took effect. The measure would have shieldied businesses, religious organizations and individuals from government penalty for actions...
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...