Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Obama v. Wilson. A Contrast in "Record Setting"

Today, the White House proudly announces that President Obama has granted more commutations of sentence than any president in the history of the United States. It is true. With 209 commutations of sentence, today, Obama has officially passed Wilson's mark of 1.366 by 19.

Don't look for any self-congratulatory memos or headlines re Wilson, back in the day. He was just doing his job. And he had been doing it steady, for eight years. Justice was not a last-minute, after thought in his administration so much as it was a daily routine. Here's how Wilson did it:


Here's how Obama worked his way to "record breaking" glory:


We think the data speak for themselves. It's time to move the clemency process out of the DOJ (where it has not always been) and relocate it in the Executive Office of the President of the United States.

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