January 22, 2006
A very public plea for a (very unlikely?) clemency
As detailed in this CNN article, "after years of silence, the father of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh asked President Bush on Thursday to grant clemency to his son, who he says was wrongly maligned as a traitor and murderer." I hope the Lindh family is not holding its breath: in the recent words of former pardon attorney Margaret Colgate Love, President Bush's clemency and pardon work has been "careful to the point of trivializing his pardon power."
Related posts with a lot more coverage of the President's clemency and pardon work:
- A thorough review of GWB's pardon work
- A new round of Bush pardons
- More pardons from President Bush
- More (minor) pardons from President Bush
- More insights on the recent Bush pardons
- Bush's stingy pardon practice
- More pardon buzz
- Media criticism of Bush's pardon practice
- The Washington Post on Bush's pardons
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Breath-holding would be inadvisable in this particular case regardless of President Bush's record on pardons generally.
Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Jan 22, 2006 1:38:36 PM
File this pardon request under the "not bloody likely" category.
Posted by: Brian K | Jan 22, 2006 2:36:27 PM