Judge Delays Some Barbour Pardons

Rejected! A Mississippi judge temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who were pardoned by former governor Haley Barbour. The judge contends that the pardons were a “slap in the face” to law enforcement and a violation of the state’s Constitution. Pardon requests have to be filed at least 30 days before being granted. Included in the pardons are four convicted murderers. The court will rule on the matter on Jan. 23.