Decision – Miss.S.Ct. – May 28, 2015

One opinion today and it concerns personal jurisdiction in an alienation of affections suit.  Like most people, I have no clue why these stupid suits are still allowed in Mississippi.  Certainly we have enough legislators who cheat on their spouses to see that this is a bad idea.  But I digress . . . Francesca…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – May 27, 2015

At 1:30 the Court will hear Thomas Glenn Flynt v. State. Flynt was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of his adult daughter’s girlfriend.  The family had gotten together for Easter.  Flynt and his adult daughter argued so Flynt took his more recent family to his body shop.  The daughter and her girlfriend descended upon…

Seersucker for summer

noticed this question in the advice  column of the latest issue of Garden & Gun . Is there a way to wear seersucker without looking like a lawyer in Mobile? The answer is here. And the inference is that anything associated with lawyers is to be avoided at all costs.

Decisions – COA – May 26, 2015

Kimberly Sellers v. State –  DUI probable cause – Sellers was stopped at a drivers license checkpoint. She tested .088 on the  Intoxilizer test and was convicted.  On appeal, she argues that law enforcement lacked probable cause to prolong her detention.  The COA finds that she failed to argue this below and waived it.  It is also…

Court modifies MRE 105

Per this order. This is how it reads now.  (If you want to see how it was changed, pull it up at the link above.) MRE 105 Limited Admissibility If the court admits evidence that is admissible against a party or for a purpose—but not against another party or for another purpose—the court, unless expressly…

Court issues decision in Weill-HCPD dispute

The decision is here. The en banc opinion authored by Justice Dickinson  contains the following: But Section 25-32-13 is not a substitute for the bar complaint process. An adjudication of incompetency to practice law is within the exclusive province of this Court. And, absent a finding through the bar complaint process that Kelly is incompetent…