SLABBED with an analysis of Jackson New Media’s attempt to unseal State Farm Hood settlement

In April 2009, Jackson New Media, publisher of the Mississippi blog Y’all Politics, filed a Motion to Intervene in State Farm’s suit against Jim Hood, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Mississippi. Three television stations joined Jackson New Media as plaintiffs in the case: WLBT (Jackson), WLOX (Biloxi) and WDAM (Hattiesburg), now collectively “New Media”.

According to the Motion, New Media had “no forum within which it may seek to protect its free press and free access rights…under the Constitution of the United States and Mississippi Constitution of 1890, and free access rights under the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983?.

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