Attorneys Argue Mississippi Judge’s Rewrite of Ballot Title Is Final

The Mississippi attorney general’s office and attorneys for an Oxford parent say there’s no legal right for anyone to appeal a circuit judge’s rewriting of a short description for one of the school funding proposals on the November ballot.

Both groups of attorneys filed arguments Monday with the Mississippi Supreme Court. They say state law specifies if a circuit judge rewrites a ballot title for a proposed constitutional amendment, that decision is final.

Their arguments are in response to papers filed May 22 by attorneys representing Republican legislative leaders. Justices hear oral arguments June 9.