Sunday, March 17, 2013

Obama: 314 Denials

The Department of Justice and media did not make a big deal of it but, as President Obama recently granted 17 presidential pardons, he also denied 314 applications (see statistics on the Office of the Pardon Attorney's web page here). 24 of these applications took more than five years to result in a denial (one took over 9 years!), but the majority were actually filed during the Obama administration. Here is what the distribution of recently denied applications looks like :

President when Application was Filed
Year of Term (Term)
Number of Applications Denied
Bush
3
1
Bush
4
3
Bush
1 (2)
2
Bush
2 (2)
5
Bush
3 (2)
12
Bush
4 (2)
42
Obama
1
29
Obama
2
69
Obama
3
124
Obama
4
27

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