CHARLES E. GRIFFIN STATEMENT
ON PARDONS DECISION

“Today’s Mississippi Supreme Court decision on the pardons case, including the majority
opinion, concurrences and dissents, is collectively one of the most thoughtful and scholarly opinions I
have ever read from any court. Personally, I am honored to have been involved in this matter.

I want to again thank the entirety of the Mississippi Supreme Court for not only its prompt,
deliberative and careful consideration of this controversial case, but also for its willingness to allow
former Governor Barbour to be heard on these important issues, both by a friend of the court brief and by
his counsel at oral argument.”

Charles E. Griffin, Attorney, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, lead
counsel for Former Governor Haley Barbour