Legislature of the State of Mississippi v. Adrian Shipman, et al.
Wise Carter lawyers secured a victory at the Supreme Court of Mississippi as counsel for the Mississippi Legislature. The Legislature has proposed to the voters a constitutional amendment called Alternative Measure No. 42A concerning an effective system of free public schools.
The Circuit Court of Hinds County changed the title of that proposed amendment, a title which had been drafted by Attorney General Jim Hood with the agreement of the Legislature.
The Supreme Court reversed, holding by a vote of 6-3 that the Circuit Court had no jurisdiction to entertain an appeal against the Attorney General’s determination of the title. Michael B. Wallace and Charles E. Cowan represented the Mississippi Legislature in the case.