Friday, April 10, 2015

A 14-Year Application Process (Repost)

Kathy Kemp, Florida State University
Political scientists like to joke (angrily) about the Kathy Kemp Rule, under which one  sends a birthday card to one's manuscript (sarcastically, of course) if it sits under the review of a journal editor for more than a year. Doing so also earns one 65 points in Rotisserie Political Science!

It appears Lynn Marie Stanek's application for federal executive clemency actually achieved "teen" status under the Kathy Kemp Rule! Yes, Stanek applied for federal executive clemency on September 29, 1998 ... and 26 years after her conviction ... she received a presidential pardon.

What was her application doing for over 14 years? Well, as best as we can tell, it traveled as follows:

History of a 14-Year Clemency Application
Application Sent to:
Date
Office of the Pardon Attorney
9/29/1998
U.S. Probation Office
10/16/1998
Federal Bureau of Investigation
8/17/1999
U.S. Attorney
3/30/2000
Judge
9/19/2000
Deputy Attorney General
11/2/2001
Office Deputy Attorney General
12/11/2003
White House
4/28/2004
Office of the Pardon Attorney (return)
10/4/2005
(Redacted Recipient)
7/2/2008
Office Deputy Attorney General
11/24/2008
Office of the Pardon Attorney (return)
12/17/2008
Office Deputy Attorney General
12/30/2008
White House
12/31/2008
Office Deputy Attorney General
5/22/2009
Office of the Pardon Attorney (return)
3/1/2010
Office Deputy Attorney General
3/5/2010
White House
6/22/2010
Pardon Granted
3/1/2013

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