attorney general

Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas

Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son.

Fitch heads to GOP runoff for attorney general

Mississippi's current state treasurer will go to a runoff for the Republican nomination for attorney general. Lynn Fitch, after two terms as treasurer, won the largest number of votes Tuesday, leading state Rep. Mark Baker and prominent Republican Andy Taggart.…

Mark Baker running for attorney general

After the election in November, Mississippi will have a new attorney general for the first time in 16 years. Current Attorney General Jim Hood is running for governor this year. Four candidates are running for attorney general, three are Republicans…

Lynn Fitch announces run for attorney general

This morning, Republican state Treasurer Lynn Fitch stopped by Gulfport City Hall to officially announce her run for attorney general. The fourth-term attorney general, Democrat Jim Hood, is running for governor this year. Fitch has served the state of Mississippi…

Sessions resigns as attorney general

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer at President Donald Trump's request. Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday. Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions'…

Mississippi treasurer intends to run for attorney general

Second-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she intends to run for state attorney general next year. She briefly discussed her plans last week with a Republican women's club. Her chief of staff, Michelle Williams, says Fitch, a Madison Republican, will…

Senate kills bill to regulate attorney general powers

A Mississippi Senate committee is killing a bill to limit the powers of the Democratic attorney general. Judiciary A committee members set aside House Bill 555 today. Committee Chairman Sean Tindell, a Gulfport Republican, says it’s pretty much dead for…

House Bill 555 to Limit Attorney General's Powers

The Mississippi House narrowly rejects a bill to limit the attorney general's powers, but there will be another debate on the bill and a Republican chairman needs to pick up just a few votes for the bill to pass and…

Statement by Attorney General Jim Hood on HB 1523

Attorney General Jim Hood says he will not appeal the ruling that blocked controversial House Bill 1523 from going into effect July 1st. In a statement released, Jim Hood says “I am convinced that continuing this divisive and expensive litigation…

Legal Defense Of HB 1523

Tomorrow many laws will go into effect, the biggest and likely most controversial one being House Bill 1523. It’s been several months since Governor Phil Bryant signed the Religious Accommodations Act into law. It is a law allowing private businesses…

Mississippi Attorney General Releases Opinion Column

“Start acting like leaders” those are words Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has for Legislators as he says they continue to pass unneeded tax cuts. Hood released an opinion column to lawmakers today in part stating: “even a child understands…

Google and Mississippi Attorney General

An appeals court has ruled that Mississippi’s attorney general can resume an investigation of Google. Overturning a district judge’s ruling saying the company did not have to answer a subpoena by Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood says he’s trying to…