In Legal Terms

8/11/2020

In Legal Terms: Chancery Court

Guest: Judge Troy Odom https://www.rankincounty.org/department/index.php?structureid=39Charged with the responsibility of the filing of matters related to: Divorces, Adoptions, Child Support, Wills and Estate matters, Guardianships, Conservator ships, Land matters, and related issues.The Chancery Judges hear special court cases involving wills and estates, support and custody of minor children, divorces and alimony, and lunacy or commitment hearings. The Judges are known as equity Judges whose area of duty involves more than narrow and rigid interpretations of laws and focuses on protection of individual rights. The Judges also handle other matters, such as petitions to incorporate or enlarge a city, the establishment and management of drainage districts, children's welfare funds, and other projects.https://www.rankincounty.org/department/index.php?structureid=39Jury trials returning to Mississippihttps://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2020/08/07/jury-trials-to-return-to-area-will-be-conducted-at-natchez-city-auditorium/ https://courts.ms.gov/news/2020/06.04.20Panola%20jury%20edited.phpThere are 20 Chancery Courts around the state.https://courts.ms.gov/trialcourts/chancerycourt/chancerycourt.phpSelection of Judges: nonpartisan electionRetention of Judges: reelectionQualifications: practicing attorney 5 yrs; minimum age of 26; state citizen 5 yrs; district residenthttp://www.judicialselection.us/judicial_selection/methods/limited_jurisdiction_courts.cfm?state=MS
7/28/2020

In Legal Terms: Mask Constitutionality

Guest: Lisa Shaw Roy, Professor of Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/lisa-shaw-roy/Discussion centered around are restrictions on religious gatherings and mandatory mask orders during a pandemic constitutional.On shutting down one group verses another? Liberty concerns vs equality concernshttps://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/supreme-court-rejects-nevada-church-challenge-on-virus-rulesDoes the constitution grant governments greater latitude to restrict individual freedoms during a pandemic.A Simple Guide to Executive Orders: A handy summary of COVID-19 Executive Orders from the Governor, organized by who and what they apply to (Updated July 27) https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/9924.pdfFines for not wearing a mask? According to the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, Jackson residents could be fined $300 and sent to jail for six months. Businesses could be shut down for a day. The fine in Canton for individuals is $500, and $1,000 for businesses. In Columbus and Greenwood, you can be fined up to $1,000.A $1,000 fine applies to businesses in Oxford.https://mspolicy.org/1000-fine-6-months-in-jail-for-not-wearing-a-mask/Private business that require masks to do business with them (now or beginning on the 1st): Walmart, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Aldi, Apple, AT&T, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, CVS Health, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Verizon, Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods Market,and McDonald's. https://www.worldnewj.com/winn-dixie-publix-walmart-all-the-u-s-stores-requiring-masks/
7/21/2020

In Legal Terms: Gaming Law

Guest: Ron Rychlak, Distinguished Professor of Law, Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government, and Faculty Athletics Representative https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/ronald-j-rychlak/Discussion included:how has COVID19 impacted gamblingonline gambling in Mississippisports bettingSome websites:https://news.yahoo.com/california-man-accused-gambling-away-covid-relief-funds-013747667.htmlhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/is-betting-an-athletes-heart-rate-a-game-coming-broadcasting-guest-column-1303582On the 'Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me' NPR and MPB radio program broadcast July 18, 2020 and available as a podcast, they had guest Maria Konnikova, journalist and writer who took up completive poker playing as research for her book, currently on the New York Times Bestseller list - The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win. She moved during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown to New Jersey where online poker is legal. https://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/The Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling is dedicated to helping the community respond to those individuals and their families devastated by addictive gambling. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call ourtoll-free help line at 1-888-777-9696. All calls are strictly confidential.msgambler.orgMPB’s Money Talks discussed Day Trading on July 21st, 2020.. Is that legal online gambling? Listen to the Money Talks podcast or find it on their website: moneytalks.mpbonline.org