Connect with us

archive

Commutations Are Questionable

My new column is up today.  It discusses the questionable state and federal executive power of granting clemency.  Why should one politically motivated operator be able to overrule an entire justice system?  I say he shouldn’t.  
 
Commutations, in and of themselves, are questionable — if evidence is strong enough for a commutation, shouldn’t it be strong enough for a pardon?  Anything less is leaving an "innocent" man in jail, or simply using authority to overrule a sentence declared by the people.  Pardons are more absolute, but still questionable — just witness Marc Rich or President Nixon.

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Big Tech Big Tech

‘Principled’ Rightists Have Forgotten What the Principles Are.

TECH

‘Squash Amash’ Rally Takes Aim at Michigan’s Anti-Trump GOP Rep

U.S. POLITICS

The Divided State of Britain.

CULTURE

Gulf of Oman 'attack': Oil tankers on fire amid rising tensions between Iran and rivals Gulf of Oman 'attack': Oil tankers on fire amid rising tensions between Iran and rivals

Don’t Rush to War with Iran Over Some Tankers.

U.S. POLITICS

Connect
Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter