Monday, November 24, 2008

Pardon Powers

Last week, we reported about the speculation regarding the persons that might be the object of an eleventh-hour presidential pardon.  The current president has, as expected, used his pardon power to show mercy on individuals convicted of crimes.  Less expected is the fact that the persons pardoned had committed fairly minor offenses and were not in any (obvious) way connected to the Beltway.  However, there are still eight weeks left in the Lame Duck presidency, so anything could happen.  There are still a number of prominent wrongdoers seeking pardons.


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