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A federal court has granted a request by Disability Rights Mississippi, the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, and three Mississippi voters to block S.B. 2358 — a newly implemented state law that significantly diminishes access to the ballot for Mississippians who need assistance with voting.
The Mississippi State Permit Board failed in its duties when it rubber stamped the Port Authority’s plan to build a military facility near Black community, allowed unresolved concerns about the potential for explosives storage near homes, and ignored demands for more suitable locations.
Last night, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), MacArthur Justice Center, Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), and ACLU of Mississippi (ACLU-MS) filed a brief in the Mississippi Supreme Court to reverse the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging H.B. 1020.