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Judge to hear Hoods' pardon challenge, lawyer lays blame with AG

JACKSON — A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour. Circuit Judge Tomie Green scheduled the hearing for 3 p.m. today in Jackson. Hood wants to return those who were freed by Barbour, including convicted killers, to the prison system. The vast majority of ...

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Hood to ask judge to revoke pardons issued by Barbour

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said yesterday he’ll ask a state judge next week to revoke several pardons Haley Barbour issued in his final days as governor, including those for five convicts who worked as trusties at the Governor’s Mansion. Hood said the five former trusties — four of them convicted of murder, one of robbery — failed ...

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