MS high court leaves open carry law in limbo

Published: Jul. 2, 2013 at 8:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2013 at 9:11 PM CDT
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JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Supreme Court this afternoon refused to block a Hinds County restraining order. That means, the open carry law will remain in limbo until a hearing next week.

Last Friday, Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd handed down a ruling that blocked the state's new gun law from taking effect on Monday, July 1. Attorney General Jim Hood filed papers with the Supreme Court on Monday, asking justices to undo Kidd's order.

That petition from Hood was denied for a procedural reason. In doing so, the three justice panel "expresses no opinion respecting the merits of the matters pending before the circuit court."

Judge Kidd will now be able to hold a July 8 hearing to decide whether to extend his order.

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