Articles Tagged 'pardons'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs double jeopardy measure into law to defend against Trump pardons

ALBANY, N.Y. – Members of President Donald Trump’s administration and family could be subject to state prosecution even if they receive a federal pardon under… READ MORE

Pardons for Amnesty

Illegal immigrants are preparing to ask President Obama to pardon some 750,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers, saying it’s their last, best hope to stave off what… READ MORE

Executive orders, pardons, ‘midnight’ regulations expected as Obama presidency draws to close

Look out for the executive orders, the “midnight” regulations and, perhaps most controversially, the pardons. As President Obama runs out the clock on his eight-year… READ MORE

California Gov. Jerry Brown pardons 79 convicted felons

by Associated Press, FOXNews.com
December 26, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned 79 convicted felons who had served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade, the governor’s office… READ MORE

Mississippi court upholds Barbour pardons

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March 9, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. –  The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days in office, including those of four convicted killers and a robber who had worked at the Governor’s Mansion. Barbour, a Republican who once considered running for president, pardoned 198 people before finishing his second term Jan. 10.… READ MORE

Barbour defends controversial pardons as based on the Christian belief in forgiveness

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January 14, 2012
From FOXNews.com Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he’s “very comfortable” with his decision to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers, in his last days in office, telling Fox News that Mississippi is predominantly Christian and believes in forgiveness. Barbour said Friday during his first interviews on the pardons that nearly 190… READ MORE

Mississippi judge blocks release of 21 inmates given pardons by Gov. Barbour

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January 12, 2012
Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. –  A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who’d been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood said he believes Barbour might’ve… READ MORE

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