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Seal of the Attorney General of Mississippi

The Attorney General of Mississippi is the chief legal officer of the state and serves as the state's lawyer. Only the Attorney General can bring or defend a lawsuit on behalf of the state.

The Attorney General is elected statewide for a four-year term with no term limits. The qualification for office is that one must be qualified elector, at least 26 years of ages, a practicing attorney for 5 years, and a citizen of the state for 5 years before the date of election.

List of Attorneys General[edit]

Name Term Party
Lyman Harding 1818–1820
Edward Turner 1820–1821
Thomas Buck Reed 1821–1825 Democrat
Richard Stockton 1825–1828
George Adams 1828–1829
Robert H. Buckner 1829–1830
R.M. Gaines 1830–1834
M.D. Patton 1834–1837
T.F. Collins 1837–1841 Democrat
John D. Freeman 1841–1850 Democrat
David (D.C.) Glenn [1] 1850–1857 Democrat
T.J. Wharton 1857–1865 Democrat
Charles E. Hooker 1865–1868 Democrat
Jasper Myers 1868–1870
Joshua S. Morris 1870–1874
George E. Harris 1874–1878 Republican
Thomas C. Catchings 1878–1885 Democrat
Thomas S. Ford 1885–1886 Democrat
T. Marshall Miller 1886–1893 Democrat
Frank Johnston 1893–1896 Democrat
Wiley N. Nash 1896–1900 Democrat
Monroe McClurg 1900–1903 Democrat
William Williams 1903–1907 Democrat
Robert Virgil Fletcher 1907–1908 Democrat
J. Bowman Sterling 1908–1910 Democrat
Shepherd Spencer Hudson 1910–1912 Democrat
Ross A. Collins 1912–1920 Democrat
Frank Roberson 1920–1923 Democrat
C.D. Potter 1923–1924 Democrat
Rush Hightower Knox 1924–1928 Democrat
George T. Mitchell 1928–1932 Democrat
Greek Lent Rice 1932–1950 Democrat
James P. Coleman 1950–1956 Democrat
Joseph Turner Patterson 1956–1969 Democrat
Albioun Fernando Summer 1969–1980 Democrat
William Allain 1980–1984 Democrat
Edwin Lloyd (Ed) Pittman 1984–1988 Democrat
Mike Moore 1988–2004 Democrat
Jim Hood 2004–present Democrat


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5374 news items

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:22:30 -0700

Earlier this month, the Fifth Circuit appeals court tossed out the lawsuit that Google had filed against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, following Hood's decision to send a subpoena that was written by the MPAA's lawyers, as part of a plan by ...
MediaPost Communications
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:26:15 -0700

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has withdrawn a 79-page subpoena demanding that Google provide him with millions of documents related to online copyright infringement. Hood sent Google a letter withdrawing the subpoena on Friday, two weeks ...
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:07 -0700

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is lashing out at state lawmakers for their funding choices this legislative session. The AG released an opinion piece Wednesday calling on legislators to "start acting like leaders" and stop ...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:46:49 -0700

The 5th Circuit tears up an order that prohibited Jim Hood from moving forward with an investigation of the web giant for making available pirated goods and content. Here's some late-breaking Friday news that will be cheered at the headquarters of the ...

Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:50:09 -0700

Google's effort to block what it says is the Mississippi Attorney General's corrupt effort to censor the internet has itself been blocked by a federal appeals court. The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just vacated a preliminary injunction issued ...

Legal News Line

Legal News Line
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:30:00 -0700

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has dismissed Google's federal lawsuit against him, a move that will allow Hood's office to continue its case alleging ...

The Student Printz

The Student Printz
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:30:00 -0700

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood official permission to resume his crusade against Alphabet, Inc. and Google on Friday. Hood's investigation on whether or not Google assists in illegal behavior reaches ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:36:34 -0700

In a recently unsealed lawsuit alleging a kickback scheme with a New York firm, an official in the Mississippi attorney general's office said the state was following policy to use local counsel and “minority attorneys.” The now-settled 2014 lawsuit ...

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