MS Attorney General responds to Court of Appeals Motion for Peremptory Reversal. Here is my response back

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Disgust and Tasteless are the two words that instantaneously come to mind when I read over this response by MS Attorney General Lynn Fitch and her Special Assistant Attorney General Barbara Byrd. It would certainly appear on its face that they are choosing to attack my appeal on grounds of technicality, not facts and merits. This is certainly no surprise to me, although it is disheartening in that this office is demonstrating their much higher interest in the rules set forth in the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure while batting an eye and throwing care to the wind when it comes to the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure. In my opinion, all law enforcement officials and most definitely the State Attorney General MUST put a much higher level of care and interest in making sure the rights of the accused are protected, which involves having full knowledge of and placing the highest of priorities into the Rules of criminal first and foremost

Author: Matt Reardon

Matt Reardon is a 35 year old father of 4. As an independent investigative journalist and reporter, Reardon isn't afraid to venture where others have walked away

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