Mississippi Justice Institute
The Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) was founded by the Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP) in 2016 to be its legal arm representing Mississippians whose state or federal Constitutional rights have been threatened by government actions.
For 23 years, MCPP has worked to help legislators write laws to guard the liberty of the people of Mississippi, to enhance their opportunities, and to protect their families. Through the Mississippi Justice Institute, those same goals will be pursued in the judicial system by working to ensure our laws are carried out in a way that protects liberty and honors Constitutional rights.
In the past, conservative legal groups from outside have come to Mississippi in order to fill this void – and they’ve done a fine job – but not all the violations of rights are headline grabbers. Mississippians need someone here to fight for the rights of our citizens whose life, liberty and property rights are being abused or limited by government. MJI will represent individuals or groups whose rights are threatened or infringed upon by the government and will intervene when important liberty interests or issues are being litigated in the courts, considered or decided upon by administrative agencies, or debated in the public square.
MJI’s activities include direct litigation on behalf of individuals, intervening in cases important to public policy, participating in regulatory and rule making proceedings, and filing amicus, or “friend of the Court,” briefs to offer unique perspectives on significant legal matters in Mississippi and Federal courts.
Mississippi Justice Institute is supported by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions. It receives no funds from government agencies for its operations.