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Pardon for Billy the Kid?

Update: I have just read that Bill Richardson did NOT give Billy the Kid the long-promised pardon. While reading the news today, I discovered that the current governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, is considering pardoning Billy the Kid for killing a sheriff. Richardson only has until Friday to decide because that is when his […]

The Hanging Judge

“I have ever had the single aim of justice in view… ‘Do equal and exact justice,’ is my motto, and I have often said to the grand jury, ‘Permit no innocent man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape.’” Few judges in American history have such a reputation as that of Isaac Parker. […]

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