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Dedicated to following the very latest news regarding presidential pardons and the pardon power (or clemency powers) as exercised in each state.

Author: P.S. Ruckman, Jr. is a professor of political science at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill. and an instructor at Northern Illinois University.

Related Categories: Criminal Justice | Sentencing/Post Conviction | Executive Branch

Recent Posts from Pardon Power

Massachusetts: Governor Barker Does Obama Routine
Posted: Feb 20, 2017, 2:16 pm CST
Neil Eggleston Stumbles in Empirical Fog
Posted: Feb 16, 2017, 3:12 pm CST
Dear President Trump: Fire William N. Taylor, II
Posted: Feb 15, 2017, 2:39 am CST
OPA Rockin' It !
Posted: Feb 13, 2017, 1:35 pm CST
DOJ Ditches FOIA for Obama Finale
Posted: Feb 10, 2017, 9:37 am CST
Time to Shut OPA Down.
Posted: Feb 9, 2017, 12:05 pm CST
Sentence Commuted, Re-Arrested.
Posted: Feb 3, 2017, 11:35 am CST
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates ...
Posted: Jan 30, 2017, 3:25 pm CST
Meanwhile, in 1938 ...
Posted: Jan 27, 2017, 3:34 pm CST

Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."