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Molly M. Gill
Molly M. Gill is the Government Affairs Director for Families Against Mandatory Minimums.

Entries by Molly M. Gill

Pardon Humans, Not Just Turkeys

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 6:36 PM

As President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder ramp up the administration's support for reforming federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws, there is one tool they have not used yet and should: the presidential pardon power.

That power allows the president to pardon former offenders, thus restoring their rights....

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Steps Ahead of Most on Capitol Hill

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 9:16 AM

An evangelical, a Southern Baptist, and a Catholic walk into the Capitol Hill Visitors Center together ...

Though it sounds like the opening line of a joke, it happened at a joint Congressional staff briefing on October 11 sponsored by Justice Fellowship, the advocacy arm of the late Chuck Colson's...

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Fixing the 'Façade of Concern'

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 3:55 PM

How could President Obama serve justice, show mercy, and correct appalling wrongdoing by a government official -- all without the approval of Congress?

He could commute the sentence of Clarence Aaron, a model prisoner and first-time, nonviolent drug offender serving life without parole in federal prison for a stupid decision...

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How Would Jesus Punish Drug Use?

(79) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 11:48 AM

The first and only time I heard evangelical mega-figure Pat Robertson speak in public, he wasn't calling for the legalization of pot.

I was 21, a junior at Oral Roberts University, playing endless rounds of "Pomp and Circumstance" on my viola with the school orchestra. Robertson was present to give...

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Why Did Governor Haley Barbour's Pardons Cause Such A Backlash?

(53) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 4:29 PM

What is it about former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's pardons that irk us so much?

It can't be because 189 people who were already out of prison and obeying the law will have better job prospects and restored civil rights because he pardoned them. Or...

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