15 Feb 2013

Governors Balance Pardons With Politics

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Interesting article posted on Pewstates.org. The ‘Governors Balance Pardons With Politics’, speaks of the problem of balancing political interest and stability with the responsibility to pardon. There has been an ongoing trend of reluctance on the part of those with the power to do so, to invoke their power to pardon because of the possibility of recidivism and redounding negative publicity upon the pardoner. This article outlines the process of pardoning, the different systems of pardoning and commutation, and their current status and utilization while providing commentary on why pardoning is becoming more and more rare.

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Governors Balance Pardons With Politics

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