Why has Strickland not acted? That's not clear. "The governor is going to take as much time as necessary to make the right decisions on the pending clemency requests before him. Many are currently under review," spokesman Keith Dailey said. All of Ohio's recent governors, going back to James A. Rhodes, rejected the vast majority of clemency requests. But they made decisions, up or down.See story here.
Friday, September 12, 2008
The Columbus Dispatch notes Governor Ted Strickland (D) has 446 pending requests for executive clemency.