Friday, April 10, 2009

Illinois: 11 Pardons

The Chicago Tribune reports Gov. Pat Quinn has pardoned 11 people, ordering that their criminal records be expunged. It is what might be the first sign of an effort to clear a "shameful" backlog of over 2,000 clemency requests that had piled up in the administration of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. In a statement, Quinn said:
"Justice delayed is justice denied. My administration is fully committed to erasing this shameful log jam of cases in a methodical manner and with all deliberate speed ... We are working tirelessly to solve this problem and to make sure it never happens again."
See story here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

a question regarding the 2,000 backlogged pardons. is that the most from any state?

Margaret said...

Seems to be the most of any state, though not as large as federal.

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