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Pardon controversy has all kinds of angles

A wide range of emotions – surprise, anger, disappointment, concern, et cetera – have surrounded the news that former Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned or otherwise dealt with sentences for more than 200 people in his final days in office. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the issues that have citizens up in arms. (January 16, 2012, Page 4)

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    Some pardons on hold

    At the request of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Hinds County Circuit Court judge has granted an injunction to stop the release of former Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardoned criminals.

    A preliminary injunction hearing has been set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 before Judge Tomie Green in Hinds County.

    Hood requested the injunction Wednesday afternoon claiming that Barbour might have violated the state Constitution by pardoning some inmates who failed to give sufficient public notice that they were seeking clemency. (January 12, 2012, Page 1)

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