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Mississippi / Governor's Pardons / A Discussion #1014121

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 09, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The legal arguments in a Mississippi court over Governor Haley Barbour's pardons of prisoners, including four murderers who worked in the governor's mansion, introduced; details given about the specifics of three of the murder cases, the pardon for DUI driver Barry Bostick, the law over pardons and Section 124. [Barbour attorney Charles GRIFFIN†- defends avoiding the constitutional provisions.] [January 8, victim's sister and mother Tiffany Ellis BREWER†, Betty ELLIS†- talk about the murder of Tammy Gatlin.]

(Jackson, Mississippi: Ed Lavandera) The state supreme court hearings on the pardons case reviewed; photos shown of the four released murderers; details given about Barbour's attorneys' legal arguments.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The legal issues in this Mississippi case, including the meaning of "harmless error," discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with victim Tammy Gatlin's mother and sister about the pardons. [BREWER, ELLIS - comment on Barbour's actions and today's legal arguments and not being notified about parole hearings.]

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