Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Obama's Clemency Program: No Change. Little Hope.

George W. Bush distinguished himself for stinginess when it came to exercise of the pardon power, but President Obama has shown an equal disinterest in the topic. Indeed, after waiting longer than any other Democratic president in history to grant his first pardon, Obama delivered the least merciful 4-year term since the first term of George Washington! Below is a summary of the outcome of 9,809 clemency applications filed in the Obama administration to date:

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