Gubernatorial Limits On Pardon Powers
A Kentucky legislative panel gave initial approval to a proposed constitutional amendment to put limits on a governor’s power to grant pardons.The proposed amendment stems from a flurry of last-minute pardons by former Gov. Matt Bevin.The measure cleared the Senate State and Local Government Committee Wednesday.It stems from a flurry of last-minute pardons by former Gov. Matt Bevin, including convicted murderers. Several pardons stirred outrage from victims or their families, prosecutors and lawmakers.
Source: MG News
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