Sunday, December 20, 2015

Obama and Clemency: Disappointing From So Many Angles

We know President Obama's clemency record does not compare favorably with other presidents from Illinois.

His record on commutations of sentence, far from being anything like "bold," is actually quite comparable to that of the most recent - and truly horrible - presidents.

His record on pardons is absolutely abysmal.

Even his aggregate (overall) numbers are unimpressive, compared to recent presidents.

But how does President Obama's use of the pardon power compare to past presidents who have served at least two complete terms?

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