The national spotlight continues to shine on Mississippi and the Hinds County Courthouse where pardoned convicts were ordered to appear and prove that they met constitutional requirements.
Attorney Tom Fortner had no comment as he headed to court with two of four clients pardoned by former Governor Haley Barbour.
Fortner represents four of the five pardoned trusties who worked at the Governor’s Mansion.
They are Nathan Kern, David Gatlin, Charles Hooker and Anthony McCray.
A who’s who of defense attorneys filled Circuit Court Judge Tomie Green’s courtroom representing any number of the 200 pardons.