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Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) " After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a...

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Florida pardons 4 blacks accused of 1949 rape of white woman

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Cabinet granted posthumous pardons to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago in a case now seen as a racial injustice.

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Matthew T. Mangino: Pardons are not without limitations

A pardon is and executive act of mercy. American presidents are empowered by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States.”

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A pardon is and executive act of mercy. American presidents are empowered by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States.”

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DeSantis, Florida cabinet pardon black men, known as Groveland Four, accused of 1949 rape

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a state cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949.         

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DeSantis, Florida cabinet pardon black men, known as Groveland Four, accused of 1949 rape

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a state cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949.        

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A pardon is and executive act of mercy. American presidents are empowered by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States.”

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After hearing testimony from family members of the Groveland Four, Gov. Ron DeSantis said this case was a “miscarriage of justice” and that the “only appropriate thing to do is to grant pardons.”

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After hearing testimony from family members of the Groveland Four, Gov. Ron DeSantis said this case was a “miscarriage of justice” and that the “only appropriate thing to do is to grant pardons.”

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