AG Hood Seeking to Halt Barbour Pardons…..

Clarion Ledger: AG Hood seeking to halt Barbour pardons

Attorney General Jim Hood is asking Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green to block the release of inmates pardoned by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour, saying the state Constitution has been violated in at least some cases.

Under the Constitution, a legal notice of plans to pardon must be published 30 days prior to the pardon.

Hood said he’s asking for the court to serve them notices until a hearing can be held.

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