Sunday, June 29, 2003

Attorney general and defense lawyers disagree on effect of a governor's pardon

As reported here by the AP, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore disagrees with lawyers for death row inmate Bobby Wayne Swisher on the issue of whether Governor Warner could issue a pardon of Swisher in such a way that he could be reindicted and retried.

The article notes that "[t]he deans of two Virginia law schools and 19 Virginia legislators have urged Warner to stop the scheduled execution."

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