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Stories with subject: Pardons and commutations
  • Convicted killer challenges law blocking parole 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:09 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Convicted killer Judith Ann Neelley is suing in federal court to try to overturn a law that prevents her from seeking parole.

  • Governor issues 63 pardons on Good Friday 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:22 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons.

  • Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:10 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.

  • 4 racial justice cases go to state Supreme Court 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:28 pm
  • FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The cases of four inmates who had death sentences commuted to life under North Carolina's Racial Justice Act will be reviewed by the state Supreme Court.

  • Alabama group addresses parole case backlog 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 4:35 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - State Board of Pardons and Paroles officials say they've made headway in clearing a months-long case backlog.

  • Ethiopian lawmakers to pass bill deemed anti-gay 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:20 am
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's lawmakers are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country's amnesty law, a measure that continues a trend of anti-gay legislation across Africa.

  • Petition asks Obama to pardon Dakota 38 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 6:29 pm
  • MANKATO, Minnesota - A Mankato City Council member is seeking a presidential pardon for the 38 Dakota men hanged in a mass execution at the end of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.