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An Innocent Man Mike Pence Refused To Pardon Finally Sees Justice

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

In 1997, a man attempted to snatch a woman’s purse in Elkhart, Indiana. Keith Cooper wasn’t far from the scene of the incident. The 29-year-old ha...

Obama Commutes 153 Sentences, Pardons 78, In Clemency Push

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama shortened sentences of 153 federal prisoners on Monday as part of a clemency push before he leaves office in a f...

Pardon Me?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, August 2016 The issue of whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information during her tenure as Secre...

Master P Requests Pardon For Convicted Rappers

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.27.2016 | Crime

Rapper and hip-hop mogul Percy “Master P” Miller is asking President Barack Obama to pardon two former members of his music label, saying the evid...

'Snowden,' a picture of the cybersecurity state

The Conversation US | Posted 09.23.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Sanjay Goel, University at Albany, State University of New York With the release of a new film about Edward Snowden, the man who revealed secret docu...

Obama Pardon: How To See Donald Trump's Tax Returns

Peter G. Miller | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

Is there a solution, one which will satisfy the presidential tradition of tax disclosure while at the same time addressing Trump's worries about penalties and costs? You bet.

Let's Not Chicken Out on Pending Clemency Applications

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 11.25.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

President Barack Obama is seven-for-seven in pardoning turkeys but his clemency initiative is still backed up. That needs to change. As it stands now,...

White House: 'Pardon Edward Snowden? LOL!'

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a petition 167,000 strong, the White House is, unsurprisingly, in no hurry to welcome NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward...

The Final Round in Anthony McKinney's Quest for Justice

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Had a new jury seen this new evidence of Anthony McKinney's innocence, it would have acquitted him. But Anthony never got the chance to prove his innocence in court. After serving 35 years in prison, Anthony died alone in his prison cell on August 27, 2013. He was 53.

President Obama Should Pardon John Edwards

Gary Stager | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Gary Stager

President Obama should use his constitutional power to Pardon former Senator John Edwards. There, I said it! I can think of no case more deserving of...

NY Governor Pardons Caribbean Immigrants

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

In 1738, the French philosopher Voltaire wrote, "Love truth, but pardon error." Last week, New York Governor Paterson adhered to that maxim when he p...

Deadline Approaches for Immigrants Seeking a Pardon to Relieve Deportation Consequences

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

This past spring, Gov. Paterson pardoned a young immigrant with a minor criminal record dating back to his teenage years. Shortly thereafter, the gov...

Pardon the Troublemaker: An Appeal for an Old Friend

Christopher Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christopher Ketcham

My friend John Kennedy O'Hara, of Brooklyn, NY, has been called a "political street-fighter," a "mad dog," a "dissident." Among the incumbents who he...

Special Immigration Board of Pardons to Review Deportation Orders

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Immigrants in detention or facing deportation orders can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that Gov. Paterson is set to establish a pardons panel to review cases on an individual basis.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Continues To Rehabilitate People (And The Economy) Through His Pardon Power

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tamara N. Holder

147 Illinoisans (and their families) have one more thing to celebrate this holiday weekend: Governor Pat Quinn's granting of their Petitions for Cleme...

Afghan War Crime Pardons: Law Gives Blanket Pardon For War Crimes, Human Rights Abuses In Afghanistan Before 2001

Reuters | Peter Graff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Afghanistan confirmed for the first time publicly on Tuesday that it had enacted into law a blanket pardon for war crimes and human rights abuse carri...

Dec. '09 Obama Poll Watch -- Below Fifty, But Stabilizing

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again for Obama Poll Watch -- our monthly look back at Obama's approval ratings for the previous month.

First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.

Rove's Executive Privilege Claims Don't Pass the Laugh Test

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One tantalizing question Chairman Conyers should ask Rove when he comes to testify: "Did George Bush issue you a pardon?" It is very possible that Bush issued a host of pardons secretly.

Bush's Final Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lest I be accused of "Bush Derangement Syndrome," I'm reproducing some of the most interesting answers Bush gave today, with a minimum of snarky commentary.

A New American Boxing Day Tradition

Justin Callaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Callaway

A proposal: members of Congress must find a family in the "final throes" of foreclosure within their electoral base and switch places with them for the remainder of their luxuriously long winter vacations.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

Gobble Gobblegate

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The truth is, as Governor of Alaska and thanks to an unconscionable lame duck pardon by Frank Murkowski, she can only pardon turkeys.