clemency power should be exercised

Sentencing Law and Policy has a great post on clemency – So why is Obama “… already among the slowest presidents to tend to this constitutional duty?” [Personally, I think he’s busy, though not so busy as to justify neglecting clemency]

“President Obama is about to begin his third month in office still without having made any use (or any mention) of his clemency powers. As I spotlighted in a post here a few weeks ago, P.S. Ruckman in this post has documented that the new guy “is already among the slowest presidents to tend to this constitutional duty.” As Ruckman has noted, the vast majority of Presidents have used their clemency power within their first month in office…” [more]

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