Thursday, January 10, 2013

Speaking of Felons...

Reason's Jacob Sullum takes a look at Obama's record on clemency. It appears he's at the bottom of the list with the possible exception of George Washington. Sullum suggests Obama may end up our least merciful president as far as pardons and commutations are concerned.


At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I'd call presidential pardons of felons to be a show of mercy. The pardon should be used to correct miscarriages of justice / absurdly long jail sentences for minor crimes. Good for Obama.

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

There have been many absurdly long jail sentences for first time drug offenders, among other offenses.


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