Topic: Mississippi Supreme Court
The Mississippi Supreme Court found Haley Barbour's pardon of 203 inmates upon leaving office in January constitutional, reaffirming a governor's unique power to override the justice system.
Barbour, a Republican who once considered running for president, pardoned 198 people before finishing his second term Jan. 10.
The Mississippi Supreme Court is expected to rule quickly on whether 193 of the 200+ pardons by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour are constitutional. A key issue is whether the public was properly notified.