Wednesday, June 05, 2013

NC:Pardon Restores Constitutional Rights

A judge that says the law means what it says. There may yet be hope for the country.

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's law banning convicted felons from possessing firearms doesn't apply to a convicted kidnapper who served his time in prison and was later pardoned, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

"The plain and unambiguous language" of the law is that it "does not apply to individuals who have been pardoned," Judge Donna Stroud wrote for the three-judge appeals panel.

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