Thursday, December 28, 2023

Wingate Rejects Request for Emergency Injunction Against CCID Court

The CCID Court survived the NAACP's emergency attempt to block its creation in federal court today.  The NAACP filed the motion yesterday even though U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate promised to rule on a similar motion before the end of the year.

HB #1020 creates a special court for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID).  The CCID Court will operate almost identical to a municipal court.  It can try misdemeanor cases, preside over initial appearances, and issue warrants.  The Chief Justice will appoint the CCID Court Judge while the Attorney General appoints the CCID prosecutor.  

The NAACP sued to block the implementation of HB #1020 in U.S. District Court.  The case is assigned to Judge Wingate.   The organization argues the Court denies equal treatment under the law to Jackson residents since Jackson municipal court judges are appointed by the elected Mayor while the CCID Court judge will be appointed by a Chief Justice elected from somewhere else in the state. 

The plaintiff filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order yesterday.  The motion asked the Court to block the January 1, 2024 creation of the CCID Court by the end of today.  The motion states the NAACP will seek the Fifth Circuit Court of appeals tomorrow if the motion is not approved.

Judge Wingate held a hearing today but denied the motion.  The docket states: 

 Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Henry T. Wingate: Motion Hearing held on 12/28/2023 re 128 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order or Injunction Pending Appeal filed by Frank Figgers, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Derrick Johnson, Markyel Pittman, Jackson City Branch of the NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Charles Jones, Charles Taylor, Nsombi Lambright-Haynes. APPEARANCES: Carrol Rhodes, Brenden Cline, and Mark Lynch for Plaintiffs; Angela Williams and John Powers - Intervenor Plaintiffs. Rex Shannon and Gerald Kucia on behalf of Defendants Sean Tindell, Lynn Fitch and Bo Luckey. Ned Nelson and Mark Nelson on behalf of Chief Justice Michael Randolph. Also appearing: Chief Justice Michael Randolph; Paloma Wu; Wilson Minor and Chadwick Williams. The court denied Plaintiff's Motion. This court shall adhere to its original schedule..... 

 The Court held a hearing on the constitutionality of the CCID Court earlier this month.  Judge Wingate said he would issue an opinion before the end of the year.  

The Mississippi Supreme Court held the CCID Court is permissible under the Mississippi Constitution.


Anonymous said...

Hurt feelings for these self proclaimed victims

Anonymous said...

NAACP aren’t on the right side in this or much else recently. Blacks in city of Jackson support capital police and are fed up with courts catch and release.

Anonymous said...

I'm still having a problem in understanding how the NAACP et al have standing to litigate this. It seems to me that only a person who has actually been "harmed" or has the realistic potential to be harmed, could have standing to object, essentially, to the competence of a CID court

Steve said...

We can only hope that after seeing months of shenanigans Judge Wingate finally tires of the circus and puts the beat down on them.

Anonymous said...


In the American judicial system, the protected class always has standing

Anonymous said...

Why NAACP has sued the City of Jackson about the water crisis and Richard's.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting Kingfish. I'm happy Judge made this ruling.

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