Thursday, December 3, 2009

Key Player in U.S. Pardon Process Resigns

Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden "unexpectedly" resigned this morning to return to private law practice. The Deputy Attorney General works with the U.S. Pardon Attorney in making recommendations to the president for federal executive clemency. Justice Department officials had no comment why Ogden was leaving the agency’s No. 2 job after only 10 months. The Obama administration has not granted a single pardon or commutation of sentence to date.

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