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December 22, 2004

Schwarzenegger also grants petty pardons

You might say California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is showing he can act presidential: the day after President Bush granted a few pardons to minor offenders convicted long ago (details here), Governor Schwarzenegger has, according to this story, granted pardons to three minor drug offenders all of whom were convicted more than 25 years ago.

Since former California Governor Gray Davis did not issue any pardons during his term in office, I suppose Governor Schwarzenegger should be complemented for bringing the pardon power back from termination in California.  But given that the California Senate recently felt compelled to create the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice to assess problems with the state‚Äôs criminal justice system (background here), I suspect there might be a few more defendants in California who merit pardon consideration.

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My son has never been in trouble he is 19 he goes to school in laramie Wy and the police set him up now he has a Felony can I and how do I get a pardon

Posted by: Sunny Pullman | Nov 24, 2005 1:15:26 AM

Exactly how many pardons have been issued by California Governors in the last 10 years? Has a registered sex offender ever been pardoned?

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