Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Panel asks: Where's the mercy?

The holiday season has traditionally been a time when presidents issue pardons and commutations (sentence reductions) to federal prisoners.  So far, though, President Obama has granted only 22 pardons and one commutation, less than any other modern president.  

A bipartisan panel of experts will convene on Monday, December 10, at 12:00 p.m. EST at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC to discuss why the use of the pardon power has dwindled over the years and how it might be revived.  The event is co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation, FAMM, The Constitution Project, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

If you’re in the area, you can RSVP here.  Read more about the problems with the administration of the pardon power here.