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Jim Hood

Facing Addiction: It's Time to Focus on Solutions

Jim Hood | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Hood

I will never be able to turn my attention away from addiction. It's time to start facing addiction with the urgency these deeply disturbing statistics demand and asking ourselves tougher questions -- and demanding better answers -- than ever before.

Gay Marriages Won't Begin Immediately In Mississippi, State Attorney General Says

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Same-sex marriages won't begin immediately in Mississippi, the state's attorney general said Friday. In a statement, Mississippi Attorney General J...

Google Defies Attorney General

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
William Buckley Jr.

In what may become one of the more important legal decisions of the decade, Google is fast tracking a judicial ruling in Mississippi that could provide Google with immunity from local and state investigation of possible illegal activity.

Dana Liebelson

Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General, Alleging Internet Censorship

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Google is taking an attorney general to court on the grounds that his actions could threaten the freedom of the Internet. The tech giant sued Missi...

Dana Liebelson

Emails Show Hollywood Worked With A State Attorney General To Push Its Anti-Piracy Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Recently leaked emails shed light on how Hollywood is working with state attorneys general to try and push anti-piracy policies that are largely unpop...

Florida DMV: Married Gays Not Allowed to Drive (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-12-01-ScreenShot20141201at3.59.28PM.pngThe state of Florida cancelled the drivers' licenses of a gay couple after they married in New York and hyphenated their last name. Even though it's their new legal name, the state is refusing to recognize it, so they've sued.

Added Heat In Mississippi's Long-Simmering Forensics Scandal

Radley Balko | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

In January, I wrote a long feature on the Belzoni, Mississippi murder of Kathy Mabry, and how the 15-year-old crime casts light on the 20-year forensi...

Radley Balko

Timeline Of The Steven Hayne-Michael West Era In Mississippi

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Steven Hayne and Michael West have been serving as expert witnesses in the courtrooms of Mississippi (and to a lesser degree, Louisiana) for more than...

Mississippi Man Convicted With Dubious Testimony Moves Closer To Execution

Radley Balko | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

It shouldn't be up for debate that the experts who are allowed to testify in Shaken Baby Syndrome cases must be qualified, accredited and meet a minimum set of standards with respect to their practices, methods and professionalism.

Barbour Pardon Challenge Hits Hurdle

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz TUPELO, Miss, May 17 (Reuters) - Mississippi's high court on Thursday rejected a motion by its state attorney general ...

Missing Mississippi Murderer Found

Posted 01.30.2012 | Crime

A convicted murderer who vanished after being pardoned by ex-Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has been found in Laramie, Wyo., The Associated Press ...

Radley Balko

Forensics Fraud: Video Shows 'Bite Mark Expert' Fabricating Evidence

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 11.01.2011 | Crime

On Aug. 9, The Huffington Post reported on the case of Leigh Stubbs, a Mississippi woman serving a 44-year sentence for assault and drug charges. Stub...