Mississippi High Court OKs Haley Barbour Pardons
Attorney general had challenged their constitutionality
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2012 3:24 PM CST
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Looks like Haley Barbour is in the clear: The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the controversial pardons the Republican former governor made before leaving office, the AP reports. The state's Democratic attorney general had challenged some of the 198 pardons, saying they fell short of a state requirement: Those pursuing pardons must notify the public in a newspaper for 30 days. But "we are compelled to hold that—in each of the cases before us—it fell to the governor alone to decide whether the Constitution's publication requirement was met," said the court in a 6-3 decision.

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bewilderbeast
Mar 10, 2012 3:43 AM CST
We could save a fortune. Abolish the courts, scrap the law and send lawyers to do honest work. We don't need them. All we need is a "king" (or governor or whatever) to turn a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down and we can jail people - or not. Cheaper yet, we could just kill them - or not.
coreypaul
Mar 9, 2012 7:37 AM CST
Like the old saying goes: "Its all who you know and whio you blow". What better way to describe the world, the human race and America, the finest example of hypocrisy!!!
lunatic_fringe
Mar 8, 2012 8:10 PM CST
Remember when this corrupt tub of goo was being considered for the republican nominee for President? LMAO