A Mississippi judge temporarily blocked the controversial release of 21 inmates pardoned by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour.
On Tuesday, in one of his last acts in office, Barbour ordered the release of more than 200 prisoners in all, including some convicted killers.
And, reports “CBS This Morning” special correspondent Jeff Glor, the move has led to outrage.
It was Mississippi’s attorney general, Democrat Jim Hood, who asked Circuit Judge Tomie Green to step in, arguing Barbour’s eleventh-hour pardons violated the state constitution.
“Hopefully,” an angry Hood told reporters, “it will be a lesson to any future governors that you just don’t do this kind of thing. You’ve gotta read the law before you go out there and do something like that.”