“After due consideration, we find that the State’s Combined Petition should be denied for procedural reasons,” the order signed by Justice James W. Kitchens declared. “In denying the Petition, the panel expresses no opinion respecting the merits of the matters pending before the circuit court.”
On Monday, Attorney General Jim Hood filed a petition to vacate a temporary injunction that blocked House Bill 2 from being implemented after Hinds Country Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd issued a temporary restraining order. Later that day, attorney Lisa Mishune Ross filed a response concluding “[T]his Court should deny the State’s extraordinary Petition and allow the trial court to properly hear and rule on the merits of the constitutionality of H.B.2.”
“The Temporary Restraining Order in question lasts only a few days: briefing is due in the trial court tomorrow, while a full hearing is scheduled on July 8,” the response stated.
“So we go forward now in trial court,” a source close to the case told Gun Rights Examiner.