Our Story


A PLACE WHERE INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, OPPORTUNITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY REIGN BECAUSE GOVERNMENT IS LIMITED

Our Mission

To advance the constitutional ideals of liberty and justice for all Mississippians by employing an evidenced-based approach to public policy whereby we advocate for and advance real conservative ideas with policy makers, members of the media, business leaders, the academic community, and private citizens.

Our Vision

For Mississippi to be a place where entrepreneurs are free to pursue their dreams, parents are free to direct the education and upbringing of their children, citizens are free to express their conscience, government is limited, personal liberty and responsibility are treasured, free market solutions are preferred, and as many people as possible are free from dependence on government.

Our Ideals

Limited Government

The Constitution should be our guide to public policy.

Free Markets

Competition and consumer choice produce the best outcomes for individuals.

Strong Families

Strong, intact families are the wellspring of a civil society.

Individual Liberty

Individuals have the freedom to make their own personal, economic, and religious decisions.

Personal Responsibility

A requirement for individual liberty, the individual is responsible for his or her actions and outcomes.

What We Do

Policy Outreach

Use evidence based data and reasoned argument to advocate for policy changes with our elected and appointed officials and with leaders across the state in business, media, academic, and faith-based organizations of influence.

Communications

Produce timely, relevant and well-reasoned “thought leadership” commentary (op-eds in national and local media, videos, blogs, podcasts, and social media), host events for the public, give speeches, and distribute robust digital media content that informs the public debate.

Litigation

The Mississippi Justice Institute defends personal, economic, and religious liberty by ensuring that government is transparent and accountable to citizenry and that all forms of government are limited to their essential responsibilities as provided by the constitution.

Our Team

LESLEY DAVIS

Interim CEO

BRETT KITTREDGE

Director of Communications

ALAN WILSON

Board of Directors

ARTY FINKELBERG

Board of Directors

MAC Mcgehee

Board of Directors

JIM HERRING

Chair, Board of Directors

HUNTER ESTES

Development Manager

JOHN MARCHETTI

Board of Directors

MATT ALLEN

Board of Directors

ILYA SHAPIRO

Honorary Fellow

AARON RICE

Director, Mississippi Justice Institute

DR. JAMESON TAYLOR

Vice President for Policy

GLORIA WALKER

Board of Directors

DOUG MCDANIEL

Board of Directors

Contributing fellows

brandon cline

Mississippi State University

CLAUDIA WILLIAMSON

Mississippi State University

anja baker

Students for Liberty

sterling kidd

Baker Donelson

j. brandon bolen

Mississippi College

JAMES SMITH

Smith-Woolwine, Inc.



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