Summary of Recent Opinions

March 31, 2014  | 

December 2019

D.Bruhl_December 3, 2019 – Nepotism

N.Manley_December 3, 2019 – Alderman access to information

J.Scanlon_December 3, 2019 – Animal Control Officer

C.Freeze_December 3, 2019 – Youths residing at Oakley Youth Development Center

E.Fair_December 2, 2019 – Section 25-3-3 of the Mississippi Code

November 2019

M.Palmer_November 22, 2019 – Tax exemption for New Enterprises

L.Palmer_November 22, 2019 – Liability of municipal officer for damage to municipal property

L.Mordecai_November 22, 2019 – Conflict in LPC Statutes

D.Berryman_November 22, 2019 – Expungement and Non-Adjudication

C.Espy_November 8, 2019 – Single source items

T.Scipper_November 8, 2019 – Authority of Board of Supervisors

T.Rowell_November 8, 2019 – Miss. Code Ann. Section 21-35-23

J.Sutton_November 8, 2019 – Authority of County to enter into lease-purchase under Section 57-7-1

H.Brock_November 8, 2019 – Statute of Limitations for Open Municipal Accounts

J.Matthews_November 1, 2019 – Authority of Pat Harrison Waterway District to enter into a contract

M.Palmer_November 1, 2019 – Tax exemption for New Enterprises

October 2019

C.Lambert_October 31, 2019 – Binding Successors in Office

W.Grete_October 25, 2019 – Authority of Board of Trustees to Purchase and Lease Real Property

S.Barber_October 25, 2019 – County authority to increase employee salaries mid-fiscal year

A.Nowak_October 25, 2019 – DeSoto County Youth Court Drug Purchases

J.Stinson_October 23, 2019 – Runoff election

D.Tharp – October 18, 2019 – Water rate increase

L.Jackson_October 18, 2019 – Mississippi Code Annotated Section 31-7-13(c)(iv)(1) and (c)(i)(2)

R.Frieson_October 18, 2019 – Drug Forfeiture Funds

J.Henley_October 18, 2019 – Separation of Powers

D.Gibson_October 18, 2019 – Authority of County to Hire Engineering Firm for Building-Code Inspection and Enforcement

K.Adams_October 16, 2019 – Domestic Abuse Protection Orders

M.Watson_October 11, 2019 – Hemp Lab Testing

H.Hollingsworth_October 11, 2019 – Mississippi Code Annotated Section 45-9-131

R.Eaton_October 11, 2019 – Override of mayoral veto

R.McNeal_October 11, 2019 – Authority of County to Assist Private Non-Profit Corporation

A.Hill_October 11, 2019 – Issuing title without tag purchase

J.Turnage_October 11, 2019 – Expenditure of Tax Funds by Municipality

L.Fairley_October 11, 2019 – Failure to Appear

K.Miller_October 4, 2019 – Jurisdiction of County Court

J.Wakeland_October 4, 2019 – Nepotism

C.Hemphill_October 4, 2019 – Miss. Code Ann. Section 17-5-15

J.Webb_October 2, 2019 – Attorney for Regional Jail

September 2019

C.Armstrong_September 27, 2019 – Authority of Mississippi Auctioneer Commission to Regulate Online Auctions

R.Lee_September 27, 2019 – Transfer of vehicles obtained through forfeiture

R.Allen_September 27, 2019 – Use of Patrol Vehicle at a Public School Function

J.Gilmore_September 24, 2019 – Authority of city to waive discrepancy and accept total bid amount

P.Tutor_September 20, 2019 – Section 31-7-13(c)(v)

K.Melchi_September 20, 2019 – Donation of matching funds by municipality

M.Murdock_September 20, 2019 – Use of municipal equipment and-or personnel

G.Gibbes_September 20, 2019 – Expansion of Community Hospital Service Area

B.Long_September 20, 2019 – Approval of Claims of a Drainage District

K.Melchi_September 13, 2019 – Open Meetings Act

C.Bates_September 13, 2019 – Gas District Providing Health Insurance

L.Hahn_September 6, 2019 – Expenses associated with Christmas celebration

R.Frieson_September 6, 2019 – Sixteenth Section Land Lease Substitution

J.Hines,Sr._September 6, 2019 – Miss. Code Ann. Section 83-11-501

E.Fulton_September 6, 2019 – City Attorney serving as City Prosecutor

A.St.Pe’_September 6, 2019 – Mayoral Veto

August 2019

W.Nowell_August 30, 2019 – Housing of Juveniles

K.Pulley_August 30, 2019 – School Board Vacancy

J.Wakeland_August 30, 2019 – Liability of aldermen

G.Ward_August 30, 2019 – Reclassification of property on municipality’s official zoning map

G.Carnathan_August 30, 2019 – Interim police chief serving as school resource officer

C.Haney_August 30, 2019 – Bond and Youth Court Jurisdiction

B.Blackmon_August 30, 2019 – Nepotism issue

J.Eldridge_August 23, 2019 – Constable Fee for Signing Affidavit

M.Pope,III_August 23, 2019 – ‘Hate intimidation’ ordinance

T.Howard_August 16, 2019 – Enactment and Implementation of Municipal Fair Housing Ordinance

D.Hopson,Sr._August 16, 2019 – Employment of Municipal Court Judge as a Municipal School Board Attorney

B.Clark_August 13, 2019 – Board of Supervisors compensation

R.Barrett_August 13, 2019 – Application of House Bill Number 1247

S.Slover_August 9, 2019 – Salaries of Justice Court Judges, County Prosecutor, and Board Attorney

M.Pope_August 9, 2019 – Opinion Request Concerning Tuition Payment

B.Smith_August 9, 2019 – Appointment of acting police chief

J.Varner_August 6, 2019 – Warren County Port Commission

S.Griffie_August 2, 2019 – Multiple referenda on same ballot

M.Cotton_August 2, 2019 – Court fees

J.Brunini_August 2, 2019 – Purchase of wastewater equipment

F.Ross_August 2, 2019 – Limiting Use of City-owned Facilities

July 2019

J.Mars_July 26, 2019 – Application of House Bill Number 1247

W.White_July 26, 2019 – Maintenance-Repair of private road to private cemetery

S.Winter_July 26, 2019 – Sale of Firearms

W.Hall_July 26, 2019 – Procedure for the sale of municipal real property

J.McWilliams_July 26, 2019 – Authority of Community College Trustee to Holdover

J.Simpson,Jr._July 26, 2019 – Use of credit cards for travel expenses

N.Banks_July 19, 2019 – Separation of Powers Doctrine

A.Gipson_July 19, 2019 – Mississippi Agricultural Theft Bureau Investigators

J.Simpson, Jr._July 19, 2019 – Bidding of Cost-Per-Image Agreement

M.Bryan_July 16, 2019 – Open Carry_Concealed Carry_Enhanced Carry

S.Dionne_July 10, 2019 – Poll Managers political activity

D.Stanley_July 10, 2019 – Section 63-7-301 of the Mississippi Code

B.Clark_July 10, 2019 – Justice Court Clerks

T.McRee_July 10, 2019 – Salary of Tax Assessor_Collector with two offices in County with two Judicial Districts

J.Dean_July 12, 2019 – Section 37-1-3 of the Mississippi Code

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