Sunday, June 28, 2009
The Associated Press reports that that United States Senate is "urging" President Barack Obama to grant a posthumous pardon to the late black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. Johnson was charged with violating the Mann Act almost a century ago. The resolution was sponsored by Arizona Republican John McCain. To date, Obana has not granted a single pardon or commutation of sentence. If it take symbolic politics to crank up the President's clemency policy, then so be it. See story here.