"It's good timing for Gov. Ryan to be asking for something like this now. Presidents tend to use those powers more when they're on their way out."Or maybe another way to think of it is everyone in Chicago is an expert on clemency! See story here.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Chicago Sun Times appears to now be in competition with the cross-town rival Tribune for asking non-clemency experts their opinion about federal executive clemency. David Yellen, the dean at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, who has a bang-up resume on sentencing and juvenile justice, says (of a possible pardon or commutation of sentence for former Illinois Governor George Ryan):