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Signed by the Governor: Mississippi Law Bans Abortion After 15 Weeks, Defying Supreme Court Precedent

Signed by the Governor: Mississippi Law Bans Abortion After 15 Weeks, Defying Supreme Court Precedent

JACKSON, Miss. (March 19, 2018) – Today, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill into law prohibiting most abortions after 15 weeks, defying a Supreme Court opinion barring states from regulating abortions before 24 weeks. Rep. Becky Currie (R-Brookhaven) sponsored House Bill 1510 (HB1510). The new law prohibits doctors from performing abortions after a probable gestational…

To the Governor: Mississippi Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks, Defying Supreme Court Precedent

To the Governor: Mississippi Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks, Defying Supreme Court Precedent

JACKSON, Miss. (March 8, 2018) – Today, the Mississippi House gave final approval to a bill that would prohibit most abortions after 15 weeks, defying a Supreme Court opinion prohibiting states from regulating abortions before 24 weeks. Rep. Becky Currie (R-Brookhaven) introduced House Bill 1510 (HB1510) in January. The legislation would prohibit doctors from performing abortions…

Mississippi Bill Would Take Another Step Toward Rejecting Federal Gun Control

Mississippi Bill Would Take Another Step Toward Rejecting Federal Gun Control

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 30, 2018) – A bill filed in the Mississippi Senate would build on the foundation of legislation signed into law in 2016 and block state enforcement future federal gun control regulations in the state. In 2016, Gov. Phil Bryant signed legislation into law that removed conceal carry licensing requirements, allowing Mississippians to carry concealed…

Mississippi Bills Would Take Steps Toward Nullifying Federal Marijuana Prohibition in Effect

Mississippi Bills Would Take Steps Toward Nullifying Federal Marijuana Prohibition in Effect

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Two bills introduced in the Mississippi House would chip away at federal marijuana prohibition. One bill would legalize medical marijuana while the other would legalize recreational marijuana. Passage into law would take a step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Rep. Joel Bomgar (R-Madison) introduced…

Mississippi Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

Mississippi Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Mississippi, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal…

Mississippi Bill Would Set Foundation to Nullify Executive Orders

Mississippi Bill Would Set Foundation to Nullify Executive Orders

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi Senate would set the foundation to nullify federal executive orders that are contrary to the Constitution and not explicitly approved by Congress. Sen. Michael Watson (R-Pascagoula) introduced Senate Bill 2152 (SB2152)  Jan. 9 to rebuke perceived lawlessness and overreach committed by the executive branch…

Mississippi Bill Would End State Cooperation with Obamacare; Foundation to Nullify it in Practice

Mississippi Bill Would End State Cooperation with Obamacare; Foundation to Nullify it in Practice

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 10, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi Senate would end all state support and cooperation with the implementation and administration of Obamacare. Passage of this bill would set the stage to bring down the federal health care act in Mississippi. Sen. Michael Watson (R- Pascagoula) introduced Senate Bill 2175 (SB2175) on…

Mississippi Bill Would End Common Core in the State

Mississippi Bill Would End Common Core in the State

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 10, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi Senate would end Common Core in schools throughout the state. Sens. Angela Burks Hill (R-Picayune) and Michael Watson (R-Pascagoula) introduced Senate Bill 2053 (SB2053) on Jan. 3. The legislation would void Common Core standards and create a framework to establish state standards to…