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Merrida Coxwell
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Interesting article. 
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Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.
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New Criminal blog on the Coxwell  Associates website. www.coxwelllaw.com 
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I hear so much about this on the news but still don't understand why Chancellor Jones was fired. This brings up a good point. Isn't all government owned by the people, for the people? Isn't it the right of the people to know in detail the reasons for his discharge? I am asking. Give me the counter points why there should not be full disclosure. 
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I fear these photos will inflame people to commit more violence. 
A federal judge has ordered the release of about 2,000 photos depicting the abuse of prisoners in U.S. military custody—images that President Barack Obama declared years ago should be kept from public view. New York-based U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein said he told government lawyers last month that he viewed a certification then-Defense...
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Interesting article. 
Doctors and engineers have challenged the science behind Shaken Baby Syndrome for more than a decade, but the disputed diagnosis is still being used to help build murder and abuse cases nationwide. The Washington Post, in an investigation with journalists at Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project, for the first time identified 200 criminal cases in 47 states that ended when charges were dropped or dismissed, defendants were found not gu...
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I thought this was a thoughtful article on a problem in the news a lot.
We shouldn't be asking if the police actions were legal or within department policy; we should be asking if they were necessary.
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New Criminal blog on the Coxwell & Associates web site, www.coxwelllaw.com 
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New Civil blog on the Coxwell & Associates website. see also www.coxwelllaw.com 
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Finally, someone came out and said it: The American Justice System is to harsh. I have been thinking and seeing that for 35 years. Anyone think it is to easy? 
Two Supreme Court justices told a House subcommittee that the U.S. criminal-justice system is too harsh, locks up too many people for too long and does so at an ultimate cost to public safety.
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Duh.
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Wow, another innocent man in prison for 3 decades. Can you possibly put yourself in Mr. Ford's position? Listen carefully  to the prosecutor's comments.
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Can you train someone to detect suspicious behavior?
The ACLU filed a lawsuit seeking an immediate release of information about the program that the group requested in October. Critics say behavioral detection can lead to racial profiling.
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If you like to read of old law cases the closing argument of Clarence Darrow in the Leopold & Loeb cases is very good. I don't think people are into oratory any more with their internet minds. I know in big cases I had in the past I had to fight the judge for more than perfunctory time for closing. I still hear judges say, "aww, the jury has heard enough already." It is always easy to say when it isn't your freedom on the line. By the way, the purpose of the law should be to prevent wrongful convictions as well as obtain pleas and convictions of the guilty.
When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lead lawyer admitted her client’s role in the Boston Marathon bombings, she was using a play from Clarence Darrow’s book.
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I worked for Judy 20+ years ago. Brilliant.
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  • Trial Lawyers College
    Law, 2009 - present
    Graduate of Jerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College at Thunderhead Ranch and the Graduate Program.
  • Mississippi College School of Law
    J.D., 1977 - 1980
  • University of Alabama
    Psychology & English, 1975 - 1977
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A criminal defense, serious accident & injury firm, financial fraud, & consumer bankruptcy law firm
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Merrida Coxwell has distinguished himself in the area of personal injury law. He obtained a verdict in a product liability case working with two other attorneys that totaled over $144 million. He and his partner Chuck Mullins won a hard fought Federal Civil Rights case against the city of Jackson, collecting a $2.1 million verdict on behalf of a family who lost a child to the excessive force of Jackson police officers. 

Countless other injured people have been helped by Merrida Coxwell. Recently they have obtained settlements of 1.5 million, 2.3 million, 1 million, 1 million, $875,000.00, $352,000.00 and $245,000.00 for injured Mississippians. In the past they obtained injury settlements over $120,000,000.00 million for injured people, and financial fraud settlements of $20.4 million, $5.1 million, $1.6 million, $1.2 million, and many others. The firm is also working nationally on Transvaginal Mesh Implant cases and DePuy Hip recall cases. 

In the area of criminal defense Merrida Coxwell and Charles "Chuck" Mullins are recognized to be leaders in helping people solve criminal legal problems. They are the lawyers that other lawyers call for advice. Merrida and Chuck are called upon for help by people from all walks of life. As one criminal defense lawyer stated recently, " If you don't know Merrida and Chuck, you don't know criminal defense." 

In addition to his private practice, Merrida donates time to the Mississippi Innocence Project and other pro bono projects. Merrida of member of the following organizations: American Association of Justice, Miss. Association of Justice, Public Justice, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, National Trial Lawyers Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Capital Area Bar, Madison County Bar, Fifth Circuit Bar, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Public Defenders, Mississippi Public Defenders Associations, the Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations. 
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Jackson, Ridgeland, MS
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Clinton, MS - Ridgeland, MS
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500 North State Street,Jackson, MS 39201