Mississippi Supreme Court Takes Pardons Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Supreme Court has decided to take up the legal challenge to former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's end-of-term pardons.

The Supreme Court set a hearing for Feb. 9.

The Supreme Court's ruling late Wednesday means a lower court hearing on the matter won't happen Friday.

State Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, wants to invalidate dozens of the 198 pardons that Republican Barbour handed out before his term ended Jan. 10.

Ten of the people pardoned were still in prison when they got reprieves. The others had already served their time or met conditions of the sentencing.

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  • by Rusty Adams Location: Meridian on Feb 2, 2012 at 06:58 PM
    It is indeed SAD that we elected that hoser not only for 1 term, but 2. By the way what happened to the tobacco settlement money that we were awarded by the courts. I never heard a thing about it. Another thing ya,ll need to know about our distinguished x-governor. He and Max Wells, the liason between MDOC and the executive branch refused to intervene in my son,s case even tho i am a %100 disabled veteran and NEED his help around the house. I have tried and tried to contact Ms"Betty Lou Jones", to speak to her about my son. By the way she is on the parole board. She never once gave it a minute of thought about trying to help, not 1 measly 2 minute phone call. Thank,s Ms Jones. Rest assured when my sibling gets out of prison and the "grasp" of the MDOC, we will be leaving this state for bluer pastures. Surely it is not (law enforcement, guards, wardens)crooked everywhere as "poor" ole mississippi.
  • by leo Location: meridian on Feb 2, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    If it was Haley Barbour's family that got murdered they would never get a pardon no matter what.
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