Saturday, September 8, 2012
CBS News reports Judge Lloyd Connelly has ruled former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger "didn’t break any laws when he cut the manslaughter sentence for the son of a political ally just hours before leaving office last year." Connelly is said to have called Schwarzenegger’s decision distasteful and “repugnant to the bulk of the citizenry of this state,” but legal. More specifically, Connelly ruled Marsy’s law, did not apply to a situation where the governor was granting pardons and commutations. Instead, the governor has “unfettered discretion to grant clemency without judicial review.” See story here.