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Death-row clemency fight in Louisiana turns to control of state pardon board

Last month, a state judge in Baton Rouge ordered the Louisiana Board of Pardons to hire a fresh slate of lawyers to handle a massive stack of clemency bids from death row.The judge, Richard “Chip” Moore, found that Attorney General Jeff Landry, now governor-elect, was conflicted when he canned the board’s attorneys and hired new ones to fight the mass filing from 55 of 56 condemned

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