Fordice v. Bryan, 651 So. 2d 998 (Miss. 1995),
the Mississippi attorney general has joined with state legislators to challenge the governor’s veto of appropriation bills and to seek a declaratory judgment as to the validity of a Constitutional amendment.
Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Education v. Ray, 809 So.2d 627 (Miss. 2002)
Attorney general of Mississippi must approve in writing before one state agency sues another.
Hood ex rel. State Tobacco Litigation v. State by Barbour, 958 So. 2d 790 (Miss. 2007)
The Governor and the state Medicaid agency sought to overturn a trial court order which had directed that $20 million per year from the state’s settlement with the tobacco companies be provided to a private, non-profit entity. The Attorney General declined to bring the case. The court held that the Attorney General “is indeed the…