Randi McGinn (`80) has taken up possibly her most high-profile case yet; she has submitted a pardon petition to Gov. Bill Richardson on behalf of Billy the Kid, seeking to validate a 19th-century promise made by then-Gov. Lew Wallace to the outlaw, who also was known as Henry McCarty. Richardson has until Dec. 31 to grant the pardon.
December 17 Albuquerque Journal opinion article "Billy the Kid Gets a Shot at a Pardon."
December 20, 2010