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LincolnLover:
If someone is "Pardoned" shouldn't that be the end of it? Thoughts?

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-01-12/justice/justice_mississippi-pardons_1_pardons-and-clemencies-inmates-mississippi-department?_s=PM:JUSTICE

Mississippi's attorney general said Thursday that the state may have to issue a nationwide manhunt after four pardoned murderers left jail and "hit the road running."

"We'll catch 'em. It's just a matter of time," Attorney General Jim Hood told CNN.

The four were among nearly 200 convicted criminals to whom Gov. Haley Barbour granted clemency or a pardon in a final act before leaving office this week

fortook:
If I understand the problem in Miss correctly, they want to enact a statute making certain types and certain amounts of gubernatorial pardons limited- retroactively invalidating the pardons.  They don't even know what they are going to do yet.

The attorney general is playing politics- indirectly saying he has the ability, even the mandate to ignore the law for what he thinks people want and he feels like his job was superseded by the gov. (which is part of the gov's ability and mandate).

You're right, as things stand now and how they probably will stand once this is all sorted out, the pardons are legit.  Hood is trying to distance himself from Barbour. 

LincolnLover:
Yeah, you'd think a retroactive reversal of pardon would remove ones right to due process and other constitutional issues. I understand the idea of limiting an elected officals power, but not retroactive when other people are affected by it.

fortook:
The legislature in Miss is just talking now.  What they ultimately end up doing? Idk.  I don't envy them though.  Any "solution" will cause new "problems".

LincolnLover:
Didn't they freeze some of the pardons while "talking" though? I thought I heard that they did.


--- Quote from: fortook on January 15, 2012, 03:39:03 PM ---The legislature in Miss is just talking now.  What they ultimately end up doing? Idk.  I don't envy them though.  Any "solution" will cause new "problems".

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