Pardon Me: The Need for a Fair and Impartial Judiciary
The Bencher, July/August 2012
3 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2014
Date Written: 2012
The pardons issued by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour shortly before he left office created a swirl of controversy in Mississippi that played out in the national media. The Governor's Mansion, the Hinds County Courthouse, the State Capitol, and the Gartin Justice Building were frequent backdrops for media stories that took place over a two-month period reporting on "Pardongate."
Several elements combined to make these pardons controversial and to make the issue such good fodder for the media.
Keywords: Judiciary, Pardon, Mississippi
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