State Supreme Court Won't Stop Evictions and Garnishments Amid COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Mississippi Supreme Court says no to halting evictions and garnishments during the coronavirus pandemic. In a ruling Thursday, the state high court said it was beyond the court's authority to halt eviction and garnishment judicial proceedings.

MCJ’s motion was joined by Mississippi Legal Services Corporation and North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, as well as supported by the Mississippi State Conference NAACP, Mississippi Rising Coalition, the Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign, East Biloxi Community Collaborative, the Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, and Grace House.

MCJ’s motion, if successful, would have lasted through July 27, mirroring the CARES Act’s federal eviction moratorium. 

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