Pardon Me: The Need for a Fair and Impartial Judiciary

3 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2014

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Rosenblatt, James H., Pardon Me: The Need for a Fair and Impartial Judiciary (2012). The Bencher, July/August 2012; Mississippi College School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2515999

James H. Rosenblatt (Contact Author)

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