March 09, 2012

Court Rules Barbour Pardons Valid

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days in office, including those of four convicted killers and a robber who had worked at the Governor's Mansion. Barbour, a Republican who once considered running for president, pardoned 198 people before finishing his second term Jan. 10. Most of the people pardoned had served their sentences years ago, but crime victims were outraged and created a furor that lasted for weeks. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at March 9, 2012 05:47 AM

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