Monday, March 26, 2012

Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R - Diamondhead) tries to kill public hearing requirement on pardons

Just now, Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R - Diamondhead) has just entered a point of order on the Baria-Moak amendment that would require a public hearing before a pardon could be granted.  The amendment has been set aside for the moment.  If Speaker Gunn's lawyers grant Rep. Upshaw's point of order, the amendment will be dead.

Considering that the Republican leadership has killed every single last piece of legislation that would prevent something like Barbour's Pardongate from happening again, I doubt the amendment will make it far.

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