Monday, April 17, 2017
We now learn that President Obama left behind 11,371 applications for pardons and commutations of sentence. Currently, President Trump has not appointed a U.S. Pardon Attorney, so Obama's OPA is essentially still in place. The result? 600 new petitions for commutation of sentence and 752 commutation applications tanked ("closed") by OPA. Did Obama reinvigorate clemency?