WISEMAN: Barbour is right on Voting Rights Act

Here we go again. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is on stage once more. This time a case emanating from Shelby County, Ala., serves as the vehicle for challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This section requires that any change in any aspect of voting procedures of a jurisdiction […]

Bryant doesn’t intend to repeat Barbour’s Twin Creeks error

We are glad to see Gov. Phil Bryant take the stand he has. In a 2011 MBJ editorial, we stated that solar energy may be the wave of the future, but Mississippi should be careful where it comes to being an investor in new companies promising the moon — er, sun. At the time, Evergreen […]

OUR VIEW: Bryant doesn’t intend to repeat Barbour’s Twin Creeks error

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Haley Barbour, Phil Bryant, solar power, Twin Creeks

We are glad to see Gov. Phil Bryant take the stand he has. In a 2011 MBJ editorial, we stated that solar energy may be the wave of the future, but Mississippi should be careful where it comes to being an investor in new companies promising the moon — er, sun. At the time, Evergreen […]

Barbour, Bush tout immigration reform

Mississippi may have had little to do with national election results, but could have great impact on the future of the Republican Party. That impact may come from former Gov. Haley Barbour in concert with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Both heavyweight Republican leaders are outspoken on the need for the GOP to adopt a […]

Analysis: Coffee, tea and punditry from Barbour

In some scenarios, Haley Barbour would have been traveling the United States these days as the Republican nominee for president. Instead, he’s on the sidelines doing what he does best — dispensing political advice for GOP loyalists. Since finishing his second term as Mississippi governor in January, Barbour has been in demand as a talk […]

Barbour: U.S. ports need investment, strategy policy

BILOXI — Former Gov. Haley Barbour, speaking to a regional gathering of Gulf states harbor pilots, called for a “bias for action and a sense of urgency…for increased U.S. investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare and equip U.S. ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard for increased […]

Hood asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling in Barbour pardons

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that former Gov. Haley Barbour’s late-term pardons were valid. In a filing late last week, Hood asked that the case be sent back to Hinds County Circuit Court. Hood claims the Supreme Court’s March 8 decision, which effectively determined […]

Supreme Court rules Barbour’s last-minute pardons valid

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled today that some pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour are valid. In their 6-3 opinion, the justices wrote “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 […]

PEER releases report on inmates pardoned by Barbour

JACKSON — The Mississippi Parole Board rejected 16 inmates’ requests for freedom before they were given full pardons by former Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days as governor, according to a nonpartisan legislative watchdog group. The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review examined Barbour’s pardons at the request of Rep. Cecil […]

Supreme Court to hear arguments over Barbour’s pardons

JACKSON — The freedom of 10 people is at stake and dozens of others could lose their hopes for a cleansed record in the legal battle over former Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardons. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case tomorrow. Five inmates remain jailed because Attorney General Jim Hood persuaded a judge […]

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