JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers might ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment limiting the governor’s power to pardon convicted criminals, the chairman of the Senate Constitution Committee said Monday.
JACKSON — A Mississippi judge on Monday delayed a decision on whether to invalidate some pardons, including those of convicted killers, issued by Haley Barbour in his final days as governor.
JACKSON — A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour.
JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he’ll ask a state judge next week to revoke several pardons Haley Barbour issued in his final days as governor, including those for five convicts who worked as trusties at the Governor’s Mansion.
JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he won’t challenge the pardons of 13 people who met a state constitutional requirement to publish a notice that they were seeking a pardon. The state constitution says the notice must be published for at least 30 days in a newspaper in or a near the county where the crime occurred.
JACKSON — Authorities said a prominent Jackson businessman took his own life Tuesday, days after his wife was released from prison by then-Gov. Haley Barbour.
JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers want to limit the governor’s pardon powers, a discussion prompted by Republican Haley Barbour’s actions as he left office last Tuesday.
Prosecutor, victim’s grandmother disagree with medical release of murderer
RIDGELAND — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he’s “very comfortable” with his final-days decisions to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers — decisions that outraged victims’ families and dismayed even some of his most devoted supporters. Coming Sunday: Lowndes County woman speaks out about Barbour’s pardon of man convicted of killing her grandson
Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.