Mississippi Ethics Commission
The Ethics Commission is given authority to hold hearings and issue orders subsequent to complaints alleging violations of the Open Meetings Act and The Public Records Act. Complaint process, opinions. Model Public Records Rules are on the Commission website.
Office of the
Mississippi Secretary of State
The website for Eric Clark, Mississippi's Secretary of State, provides a
wealth of information to Mississippi citizens, including campaign finance
reports for Mississippi's statewide elections.
Court and Court of Appeals
This website for Mississippi's highest courts, provides access to online
access to court opinions.
MS Lawyer's Domain
This website, some of which is restricted to registered users, provides
access to state agency rulings, agency regulations, and general legal
The Mississippi Legislature provides updated bill status, tracking, and
full text information for pending legislation here.
Office of the
Mississippi Attorney General
This website, established by Mississippi's Attorney General Mike Moore,
includes access to Attorney General opinions impacting state and local
Information Center: University of Missouri
The Missouri FOI Center maintains a national clearinghouse on access to
information from the federal to the state level, along with files on many
journalism topics dating back to its founding in 1958. The Center is active
in helping states enact open meetings and records laws by providing
information and answering questions from reporters, editors, students,
educators, attorneys and organizations around the country.
Funded by the Gannett Foundation, this organization produces various
newsletters and reports on First Amendment issues.
in 1866, the Mississippi Press Association is a trade organization which represents
Mississippi daily and non-daily newspapers published at least once a week
with general paid circulation. The MPA provides a yearly grant of $10,000
to support the educational mission MCFOI.
National Freedom of
This umbrella organization for the state freedom of information groups
holds a yearly conference to discuss problems in the states. Their website
provides contact information for all state FOI groups and other related
A coalition of
journalists, consumer and others united to make the federal government a
more open place in order to make us safer, strengthen public trust in
government, and support our democratic principles.
Reporters Committee for
Freedom of the Press
The RCFOP is one of the major source of information on what's happening in
media law and publishes News Media and the Law, a comprehensive examination
of media law issues and cases.
Society of Professional
The Society was the leader in getting FoI laws passed around the country,
and each year, a round-up of FoI around the country is published in their
Student Press Law Center
The SPLC focuses primarily on First Amendment issues related to college
campuses, often concerning access to meetings and records.
Week is a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of
open government and freedom of information. Participants include print,
broadcast and online news media, civic groups, libraries, non-profits,
schools and others interested in the publicís right to know.