Friday, October 14, 2016
Now, such a thing is far from unprecedented. But, in the Editor's mind, this gig was a little quirky. If one looks at such circumstances, in the past, rejected conditions are extreme burdens (have to leave the country, can never return, renounce this or that, etc.) or the cases are somewhat high profile, with a "political" dimension.
What's notable about this case is that the condition was mere attendance in a "residential drug treatment program." What? Really? The President of the United States offers you a commutation of sentence - something about as likely as a lightening strike for decades - and you quibble about that? The story behind this is likely very, very interesting. See Korte's story here.