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In Legal Terms: Drones 2023
Drones are used today in construction, agriculture, real estate, insurance, food delivery; the list goes on. You need to know the laws concerning drones in cases one flies over you or you’d like to use one in your business. Our guests are co-directors of the Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi: Michelle Hanlon and Charles Stotler. https://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/llm/llm-faculty/
Extension for Real Life: the extension service for MS State University has a YouTube video and blog: So, You Got a Drone. The post will help you to know what you can and can’t do with it.
Where are resources on how you use your drone? Whether you’re a public safety drone operator, certificated remote pilot, model aircraft flyer, or a drone racer at https://www.faa.gov/uas
Beginning September 16, 2023, all drone pilots who are required to register their UAS must operate in accordance with the rule on Remote ID. https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/remote_id
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In Legal Terms: Immigration 202345:35Thanksgiving is this week. Traditionally, we remember immigrants who came to this land and we celebrate their joining with the native population to give thanks. Is that a true depiction of what happened? Does that happen now? We’re talking about immigration and immigrants in our area. https://law.uark.edu/service-outreach/clinics/index/uid/am242/name/Amelia+McGowan/Past podcasts:Immigration Law : May 23, 2017 Attorney Lee Russell discussed Immigration Law, the role of ICE, and visa overstays. http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/5cd2d695f9e59c9966257674 Immigration: October 1, 2019 Guest: Patricia Ice, Legal Project Director at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance spoke about the work of MIRA and the ramifications to families from the August 2019 immigration raids in Mississippi https://yourmira.org/ http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-immigrationIf you want to read what the Immigration and Customs Enforcement has to say about the 2019 searches: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-executes-federal-search-warrants-multiple-mississippi-locationsEven though ACLU is the “American” Civil Liberties Union, their website says: Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Learn more here about your rights as an immigrant, and how to express them if stopped by law enforcement. Their website has information in English and a pdf you can download for Spanish speakers. https://www.aclu-ms.org/en/know-your-rights/immigrant-rights
In Legal Terms: new legislator Justis Gibbs46:03We just finished Mississippi House and Senate Elections. Have you ever thought about running, yourself? We’ll learn what’s involved from a newly elected house member: Representative Justis Gibbs from District 72. http://www.gibbstravis.com/our-team/justis-r.-gibbs-iiIf you’re interested, to be a Mississippi state senator you must be: A qualified elector of the state four years At least 25 years oldAn actual resident of the district or territory represented for two years before the election. To be elected a Mississippi state representative you must be:A qualified elector and resident citizen of the state four yearsAt least 21 years oldA resident of the district represented for two years before the electionThat information and the requirements for other elected offices can be found on the Secretary of State’s website. https://www.sos.ms.gov/elections-voting/candidate-qualifying-formsMississippi has two main political parties. If you’re interested in running for public office as a member of the Republican party, you’ll need to learn about them. You can do that at their website: https://www.msgop.org According to their website you can learn about the party and platform, shop their store for merch, and view the event calendar.If you are interested in running for public office as a member or the Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi, their website is : https://www.mississippidemocrats.org/ There you can learn about getting involved and voting, contacting party officials, and they too have a merchandise store.
In Legal Terms: Gifts and Estate Planning44:47Our guest expert to talk about Gifts is attorney, Richard Courtney https://elderlawms.com/. We've enjoyed having him on our show many times.http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-guest-richard-courtneyIt’s election day but that’s not our topic today. But I did want you to know that you can call the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline if you have troubles. That number is 1-800-829-6786.You may use an expired photo ID as long as it is an acceptable form of photo ID and is not more than 10 years old. The expired ID must contain the name and photograph of the voter, and have been validly issued by the federal or a state government. You can also use the Digital ID provided by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. https://www.sos.ms.gov/voter-id/acceptable https://www.sos.ms.gov/sites/default/files/voter_id/expired_form.pdf Voters whose names do not appear on the poll book or who do not have an acceptable form of photo ID are entitled to vote by affidavit ballot. Voters who cast an affidavit ballot are entitled to receive written information at the time of voting on how to determine if the vote was counted and, if not, why no.Voters who require assistance in marking the ballot because of disability, blindness, or an inability to read or write are entitled to receive assistance from a person of the voter’s choice . . . https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/documents/elections/Mississippi%20Voter%20Information%20Guide%202022.pdf
In Legal Terms: Ghostly Legal Stories35:24What a special show we’ve got today! As it’s Halloween, we’ll discuss some law cases with ghosts and spirits.One Voice, the Mississippi NAACP, and other voter rights organizations crunched the numbers and found in Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Hinds, Franklin, and Jasper counties, over 50,000 people were purged from their lists of registered voters. Were they ghosts?!!!!?“A bill that was passed last year encouraged circuit clerks and election commissioners to engage in more purging than they have usually been doing. And so that process may have led to some mistakes.” To see if you’re still thought to be in the land of the living and voting for next Tuesday’s elections – Anyone who goes to the Secretary of State’s Y’all Vote website can check their own voter registration. https://sos.ms.gov/yall-voteDon’t get “tricked” when you go to the polls next Tuesday, November 7th 2023. Mississippians can go to the Secretary of State’s Y’all Vote website and get a sample ballot that just for their own precinct.Mama always said “don’t take candy from strangers” and “don’t get into a car with a stranger” but if you need a ride to the polls next Tuesday, November 7th 2023 the MS Secretary of State’s office can hook you up with a legitimate ride.Just call their FREE Voter ID hotline at 1-844-MSVOTER (1-844-678-6837) and tell them where you live. You’ll get the names of local transportation providers to contact to make travel arrangements to fit your needs. A transportation provider will pick you up, take you to the Circuit Clerk's Office and bring you home. There is NO charge to you for the ride. It is EASY and FREE. That FREE Voter ID hotline is 1-844-MSVOTERStambovsky v. AtleyHermameyer and BurchillMcClary v. StullGreenbriar Ghost
In Legal Terms: Service Animals43:55Everyone loves a puppy! We’ll learn about your rights with a service animal with guest Robert Schwinn the National Legal Administrator at Canine Companions and disability attorney Rick Courtney whose daughter has a service animal. Canine companions website: https://canine.org/ From their website anyone can pre-order their 2024 puppy calendar, sponsor a puppy, or learn how to donate or volunteer.National Headquarters:1-866-CCI-DOGS (224-3647)P.O. Box 446Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446If you’d like to read up on Mississippi law, check out 2013 Mississippi CodeTitle 43 - PUBLIC WELFAREChapter 6 - RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIESArticle 5 - MISSISSIPPI SUPPORT ANIMAL ACT§ 43-6-155 - Support animals' access to public places; limitationshttps://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2013/title-43/chapter-6/article-5/section-43-6-155It’s always best to go to the official source for information. https://www.ada.gov/resources/service-animals-2010-requirements/US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: ADA requirements: service animals page where you can learn how “service animals are defined, where they are allowed, and how they must behave. According to their website:Staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform.
In Legal Terms: Champions of Justice - MSCJ44:58The Mississippi Center for Justice opened its doors in 2003 – 20 years ago- with a simple mission: dismantling the policies that keep Mississippi at the bottom of nearly every indicator of human well-being and deny African-American and lower-income Mississippians the opportunity to advance themselves.Our guest is their CEO Vangela Wade. https://mscenterforjustice.org/mcj_team/vangela-m-wade/If you’re interested in supporting the work of the Mississippi Center for Justice or you want to honor their CHAMPIONS of JUSTICE you can do that at their website: https://mscenterforjustice.org/champions-of-justice/That event is October 26, 2023. The Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. The Anniversary Program and Awards Presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. This is at The Westin JacksonThe 2023 Great Mississippi Road Trip! October 27-29, 2023An immersive journey through Mississippi, where civil rights legends took a stand and history was made.https://mscenterforjustice.networkforgood.com/events/59724-great-mississippi-road-tripThe MS Center for Justice works in the areas of expungement, foreclosure prevention, justice court, to reform predatory lending, access to broadband. They also have resources for consumers – for example when they’re dealing with debt collectors. They also have guidance for legal observers at demonstrations or events.
In Legal Terms: Auto Wrecks44:50If you’re listening to our show while driving, be careful! We don’t want you to get into a wreck. But if you do have a fender bender, this show will prepare you for what to do. Our guest is attorney Baskin Jones and we’re talking vehicle accidents today.Mississippi doesn’t have online voter registration. We do have online voter registration applications. So if you’re not registered to vote, go online and print out the application. Grab a forever stamp because today is the Deadline for mailed voter registration applications: All mailed voter registration applications must be postmarked by today – October 10th.. https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/documents/Elections/2023%20Elections%20Calendar%20Final.pdfIf you are registered to vote but you have moved, like a certain new to MPB producer Abram, please make sure you have updated your voter registration online with your new address. https://www.msegov.com/sos/voter_registration/home/SearchIf you’re not sure if you’re registered, there’s a website to check for that too.All these links are at the Mississippi secretary of state’s website: sos.ms.govOur Mississippi Insurance Department has an auto accident checklist you could print off and keep in your car and also some words of wisdom about being prepared, what to do after an accident, and filing the claim with insurance. Jones Law Firm also has information on their social media:https://www.mid.ms.gov/consumers/auto-accident-checklist.aspx https://www.insureuonline.org/auto_accident_checklist.pdfhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063626497327Our Mississippi Insurance Department has a webpage with the legislation that has passed each year that deals with insurance.https://www.mid.ms.gov/legal/legislation.aspx
In Legal Terms: National Sea Grant Law Center45:08Wetlands, coastal development, fisheries, oil spills – they affect everyone on the planet but Mississippians, especially. We learn more about legal issues that impact us with our guest Professor Stephanie Showalter-Otts, Director of National Sea Grant Law Center. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/stephanie-showalter-otts/October 2 through 8th, 2023 is Climate Solutions Week. Reporting teams across the NPR Network have been searching the world for solutions to climate change. MPB is sharing what was found this week. So if what happens to our water is important to you, you’ll enjoy listing to MPB.https://www.npr.org/series/1199537689/climate-weekNational Sea Grant Law Center provides education to policy makers, practitioners, and laypersons. The staff also responds to research questions from the legal community and state and federal agencies. https://nsglc.olemiss.edu/ or on Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/nsglcWe were lucky enough to have the Director Stephanie Showalter-Otts join us for In Legal Terms to discuss the National Sea Grant Law Center Tuesday, April 23, 2019 http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/5cd2d695f9e59c996625761fKeep America Beautiful: The Crying Indian (1970) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0sxwGlTLWwThe Shocking River Fire That Fueled the Creation of the EPA https://www.history.com/news/epa-earth-day-cleveland-cuyahoga-river-fire-clean-water-act
In Legal Terms: Voting with LWV-MS44:58We talk about Your Rights on In Legal Terms. Many of your rights are determined by voting. Are you registered? How do you register? Our guest, Ruth O’Dell from the League of Women Voters Mississippi will give us some assistance in these areas.If you’d like to learn more about League of Women Voters, you could go to their website: https://www.lwv.org/ To learn about the League nearest you – just type in your zip code. Mississippi has 6 leagues: East Central, Gulf Coast, North Mississippi, Pine Belt, Golden Triangle, and Jackson Area within the state league. https://lwv-ms.org/As we get closer to the election, check out https://www.vote411.org/ to learn about your candidates.On the League of Women Voter’s website you can find information about expanding voter access, redistricting money in politics and fighting voter suppression. There’s also information about Health Care, The Environment, Censes, and Immigration. Also, In Legal Terms has a previous podcast with LWV: http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-league-of-women-votersIt is so easy to find ALL the information about voting: https://sos.ms.gov/ You can find out how to register to vote, where to vote, your sample ballot, information about becoming a poll worker. What kind of ID do you need? https://www.sos.ms.gov/voter-id/about