August 17, 2006
President Bush issues more minor pardons
As detailed in this AP story, President Bush earlier this week has granted another set of executive pardons, all to folks who committed relatively minor offenses. Some details and background:
President Bush pardoned 17 minor criminals yesterday. Most had not served time in prison. The longest sentence any of the 17 had received was five years.
Bush has issued 99 pardons and sentence commutations during five years and seven months in office, mainly to clear the names of people who committed minor offenses and served their sentences long ago. He remains the stingiest of postwar presidents in this regard.
For lot of coverage of Bush's pardon practices, check out the links below:
- Troubling patterns in Bush's pardons
- A thorough review of GWB's pardon work
- Thoughtful clemency commentary
- Pardon and clemency archive
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