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Smith v. Martin  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-00040-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CT-00040-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Milton and Geneva Martin sought grandparent visitation with their two grandsons after they were denied visitation by Kimberly and Brandon Smith, the children’s biological mother and adoptive father. Marty Martin, the chi...

Deliah Colyer, as Natural Mother and Next Friend of Marshuan Braxton, Deceased, and on behalf of all Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Marshuan Braxton, Deceased v. First United Methodist Church of New Albany and John Does 1-15
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-01636-COA
The Motion to Dismiss Appeal is granted in part and denied in part. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed without prejudice to the Church's right to seek enforcement of the settlement in the trial court. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
A. Randall Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2015-CA-01193-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant. Waller, C.J., not participating.
Douglas Michael Long, Jr. v. David J. Vitkauskas
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00527-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Douglas Michael Long, Jr., is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Kitchens, King, Coleman and Beam, JJ. To Deny: Dickinson, P.J., and Maxwell, J. Not Participating: Chamberlin, J. Order entered.
Ryan Savinell a/k/a Ryan Anthony Savinell v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-01262-COA
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ryan Savinell is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, King, Coleman, Maxwell and Beam, JJ. Not Participating: Chamberlin, J. Order entered.
Victor Sims a/k/a Victor L. Sims a/k/a Victor Lavino Sims v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-01311-COA
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Victor Sims is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
The Mississippi Bar v. Yvonne L. Hughes
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2016-BD-00677-SCT
The Mississippi Bar shall show cause in writing, if any it can, why the Formal Complaint should not be dismissed without prejudice due to insufficient service of process under Mississippi Rule of Discipline 16. The Bar shall show cause, if any it can, why Yvonne L. Hughes has not been suspended for nonpayment of Mississippi bar enrollment fees. See Miss. Code Ann. 73-3-127 (Rev. 2012). The Mississippi Bar's response shall be filed within fourteen days of the entry of this order. Order entered 4/12/17.</ul><br><hr>
The Mississippi Bar v. David E. Hudgens
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2016-BD-01590-SCT
Miss. Com'm on Judicial Performance v. Roberts  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2016-JP-00927-SCT
Docket Number: 2016-JP-00927-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance charged Montgomery County Justice Court Judge Keith Roberts with misconduct for failing to follow the law in a case before him. Because the Supreme Court found that Judg...

Miss. Com'm on Judicial Performance v. Vess  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2016-JP-01098-SCT
Docket Number: 2016-JP-01098-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed a Formal Complaint charging Charles Vess, Justice Court Judge, South District, Adams County, with willful misconduct in office and conduct prejudicial to the admin...

Kenderrick Phillips v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2016-KA-00890-SCT
King, J. Disposition: Per Curiam Affirmance. Bolivar County taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ., Concur.
Leslie Galloway, III a/k/a Leslie Galloway a/k/a Leslie "Bo" Galloway, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 2013-DR-01796-SCT
This matter is before the Court, en banc, on the Court's own motion to lift the stay in this case. Within ninety (90) days of the entry of this order, the Circuit Court of Jackson County shall conduct the necessary hearings on all pending matters related to Leslie Galloway's 2007 car-jacking post-conviction proceedings and enter its final disposition or show cause why this deadline cannot be complied with. Upon entry of the circuit court's final disposition, a copy shall be filed with the Clerk of this Court. Within ninety (90) days of the entry of this order, the Circuit Court of the First Judicial District of Harrison County shall conduct a hearing on Leslie Galloway's pending discovery matters and enter a final disposition or show cause why this deadline cannot be complied with. Upon entry of the circuit court's final disposition, a copy shall be filed with the Clerk of this Court. Agree with this Order: All Justices. Order entered.
Mississippi Dept.of Corrections v. Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center  
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 2015-CA-00431-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-CA-00431-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) appealed the Chancery Court’s order granting the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center’s (Justice Center’s) complaint for declaratory judgment, deeming MDOC in viola...

Walter Poole, Jr. v. William H. Walton
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00604-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Walter Poole, Jr., pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Amos Hicks v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00765-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Amos Hicks, pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
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