The blog is the product of  Jane Tucker, an attorney who has  been licensed to practice law in Mississippi since 1988. It focuses on activity in the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  It is not affiliated with the Mississippi Supreme Court. With electronic filing now mandatory (making filings available to all to see), practitioners will have a better understanding of the issues coming before the Court.  Her hope is that the  blog will be a useful resource.  Comments, suggestions encouraged.

Ms. Tucker does lots of appeals, both civil and criminal, and assists other attorneys in civil and criminal cases: motions and responses to motions for summary judgment, motions to remand, etc. For examples, see Littleton v. Dollar General Corp., 2013 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 42351 (S.D.Miss. 2013); Hunter v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127013 (S.D. Miss. 2012); Bland v. Jackson Metrocenter Mall, Ltd., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9794 (S.D. Miss. 2010); Kelly v. Sailormen, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85772 (S.D. Miss. 2008).

In the last few  years, she has  won five criminal cases on appeal including Yarbrough v. State decided May 20, 2014; Clark v. State, 127 So.3d 292 (Miss. App. 2013); Herrington v. State, 102 So. 3d 1241 (Miss. App. 2012); Johnson v. State, 2014 Miss. LEXIS 150 (Miss. 2014); and White v. State, 127 So. 3d 170 (Miss. 2013).

I’ve also won the following cases: Williams v. State, 54 So.3d 212 (Miss. 2011); S.G. v. D.C., 13 So.3d 269 (Miss. 2009); Lanier v. State, 684 So.2d 93 (Miss. 1996); Shaffer v. State, 740 So.2d 273 (Miss. 1999); Franklin v. Franklin, 858 So. 2d 110 (Miss. 2003); Kea v. State, 986 So.2d 358 (Miss.App. 2008); Foster v. Noel, 715 So. 2d 174 (Miss. 1998); Davis v. Davis, 17 So. 3d 114 (Miss. Ct. App. 2009); and many others which may or may not have my name on them.

If you need assistance on a case, contact Jane at janetucker39@gmail.com
(601) 291-2047
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The name of the blog is a riff on Jane’s Fighting Ships.

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  1. With Scot Colom in as the 16th District DA, maybe there’s a chance that Mary Sue Shields will be given a chance for a new trial. She was convicted of first degree murder by a Lowndes county jury and sentenced by Judge Kitchens to life in prison without [parole. Dr. Haynes admitted that Larry Martin, her assailant , collapsed and died of a heart attack during an altercation–no weapons were involved–on a dance floor one New Years Eve. Ms. Shields testified that Judge Kitchens admitted to her that he knew that Larry Martin had thrown the first punch and she was only defending herself. Dr. Haynes admitted that the deceased had arterial heart disease, but that he died as a “direct result of the fist fight and being hit with a barstool.” Note that he did not testify that Martin ddie from heart trauma that could have occurred after being hit with a barstool.

  2. I am looking for a SEARCH box or instructions to look at COA cases related to “Property Tax Sales”, since I heard a long ago (1993 tax sale) was reversed!!

  3. Did you skate right by the larger ‘Chevron’ implications of the decision in the *King v. Mississippi Military Department* case? All court systems have Court Reporters. Do you have no opinion as to the potentially mammoth implications of the way this case was ruled upon by the Appellate Judges involved?

      • Oh goodness, I wish him and you the least burdensome time in this situation. No undue criticism was intended; the tome was written with mild surprise in the expectations of your own intellectual (and legal) interest.

      • Sorry. It’s been a rough few years. My dad’s been in hospice over a year with Lewy Body dementia and before that there was a year-long conservatorship battle because a family member was taking advantage of his dementia. I feel sick about not doing a good job on the blog and in having to abandon it for a while but with all that, work, and my rescue animals, something had to go.

        This is James. https://www.119gallery.com/
        He’s been selected to receive a Governor’s Arts Award in February.

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