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Kentucky Senate advances proposal to limit pardon powers

A bill that would limit a governor's power to issue pardons right before leaving office has passed the state Senate.

Panel advances proposal to limit gubernatorial pardon powers

A bill to limit gubernatorial pardon powers cleared a committee Wednesday. It stems from a flurry of last-minute pardons by former Gov. Matt Bevin.

Kentucky prosecutor who urged pardon absent from courtroom

A Kentucky prosecutor has been absent from court in the weeks since it was revealed that he asked former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon a man convicted of sexual abuse.

Senate president suggests creating pardons commission

Senate President Robert Stivers predicts lawmakers will try to modify the pardon process.

Bills respond to Bevin’s flurry of last-minute pardons

Bills have been introduced to put checks on gubernatorial pardon powers and ensure victims are notified before their assailants are pardoned.

KY attorney general officially requests FBI investigate Bevin’s pardons

Two lawmakers say they received a letter from Attorney General Daniel Cameron saying he requested the FBI investigate Bevin's pardons.

Report: FBI looking into former Gov. Matt Bevin’s pardons

The FBI is asking questions about the controversial pardons former Governor Matt Bevin issued as he was leaving office, according to The Courier Journal.

Beshear joins critics of predecessor’s spree of pardons

Gov. Andy Beshear has spoken out against his predecessor's spree of pardons.  

Kavanaugh’s lips sealed on White House subpoenas, pardons

Pressured by Democrats with Donald Trump on their minds, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh rejected repeated requests at Wednesday’s Senate confirmation hearing to reveal his views about a president pardoning himself or being forced to testify in a criminal case.

Governor issues pardons in honor of Independence Day

Governor Matt Bevin pardoned ten convicted felons Monday in recognition of Independence Day.

Gov. Beshear grants 197 pardons, 6 commutations

In his final executive action before leaving office, Gov. Steve Beshear Monday granted 197 pardons and 6 commutations to individuals sentenced for a range of offenses.

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