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Miss. bill would create another court system in part of Jackson. Critics say it disenfranchises Black voters.

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2023
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On Feb. 7, after hours of debate, the Mississippi House passed House Bill 1020, which would create a court system in the Capitol Complex Improvement District, which is a smaller portion of the city of Jackson, the state’s capital, that was created in 2017 in a bipartisan effort and includes the State Capitol Building complex, numerous state facilities and properties. “It feels like somebody picked up the pen and drew a district to encompass the Capitol and white Jackson,” Matthew Steffey, a law professor at Mississippi College School of Law,...

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