Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd has extended his temporary
restraining order, keeping the Open Carry Law from going into effect,
until Friday. Judge Kidd says he will rule on a permanent injunction on
Friday or before.
Judge Kidd extended his order after hearing arguments on House Bill 2 Monday afternoon.
plaintiffs want the temporary restraining order to be extended until
lawmakers can clarify the language in a special session or the 2014
regular session. They believe the law is unconstitutionally vague.
Hinds County Constable Jerry Moore was called as a witness. The state is just beginning its arguments.
Mississippi Supreme court has refused to lift the temporary restraining
order in an order July 2nd. The court denied the request for procedural
reasons and not on the merits of the case.
The court didn't
elaborate on the procedural reasons, but Mississippi College Law School
professor Matt Steffey says it's not surprising the court let the TRO
Steffey said it's likely the court is waiting until the
Circuit Court has had a full hearing on the merits of the case and made a