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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:45 PM

 

Has Obama issued any pardons yet?

Here's hoping for Leonard Peltier...

Obama knows his story - he read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee..."

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Reply Has Obama issued any pardons yet? (Original post)
Taverner Nov 2012 OP
yourout Nov 2012 #1
Taverner Nov 2012 #3
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #9
lsewpershad Nov 2012 #2
JeffHead Nov 2012 #4
mitchtv Nov 2012 #5
ReasonableToo Nov 2012 #6
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #7
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #8

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:49 PM

1. Don Siegelman may be the most deserving of a pardon in US history.

Frankly it's an injustice beyond belief that he was ever prosecuted.

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Response to yourout (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:53 PM

3. Yes, Siegelman is still in jail, even though every lick of evidence says he was shafted

 

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Response to yourout (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:53 PM

9. Jury tampering and an overzealous federal attorney didn't earn one for Edwin Edwards

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:49 PM

2. Don Sieglemam

also deserve consideration.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:59 PM

5. let me add...

Don Seigelman

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:20 PM

6. I second Leonard P.

After watching Redford's documentary on it, it's hard to believe any president wouldn't pardon him. Pretty annoyed that none have yet.

(I agree with Don too.)

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:57 PM

7. Obama pardons far fewer than other presidents

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 11/02/2012
By Al Kamen

... Obama, who hasn’t pardoned anyone since November 2011, has pardoned people at a lower rate than any of his recent predecessors, according to a report Friday by the non-profit investigative organization ProPublica. .

Obama has pardoned only about one of every 50 people “whose applications were processed by the Justice Department,” according to ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer.

At the same time in their presidencies, Reagan has pardoned one of every three applicants, Bush I had pardoned one in 16, Clinton had pardoned one in eight and Bush II had pardoned one in 33.

Pardons don’t wipe away convictions, but they restore full rights to vote, get business licenses and so forth. Commutations, on the other hand, mean early release from people serving federal prison sentences ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/obama-pardons-far-fewer-than-other-presidents/2012/11/02/99ffacbc-2517-11e2-9313-3c7f59038d93_blog.html

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:52 PM

8. I think that traditionally, that comes at the end of the second term.

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