Hood is using an old school requirement, the publication requirement (some areas don't even have newspapers anymore), to circumvent the pardons. Looks pretty weak to me. I just hope the public won't stand for the old- "using the letter of the law to undermine the spirit of the law". We'll see.
Not saying I agree with what the Gov did, I don't know the details, just that it was his prerogative. Its common for Executives to sign a bunch of pardons before they leave office, but 200?