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166 Years Late, A Bid to Right Anti-Immigrant Wrong

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

Rhode Island attorney Michael DiLaurio recently testified before the state’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on legislation that would call for Governor Chaffee to pardon John Gordon, an Irish-Catholic immigrant whose hanging on Valentine’s Day in 1845 spurred the state to do away with the death penalty. Read the full story in the Providence Journal.

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 04/04/2011 03:53:38 PM | 


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