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Presidential Mercy : Obama’s trickle of clemency

Strange, Carolyn

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As inauguration day approaches every four years, Americans anticipate two events: the installation of the next president and a deluge of presidential pardons. On Tuesday, Barack Obama granted what some news outlets called a ''flood'' of pardons: 64. On top of that the President commuted the sentences of 209 convicted criminals. His Republican opponents have decried this gesture of mercy, particularly since one of the commutations trimmed the sentence of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-01-19
Type: Newspaper/magazine article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/247400
Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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