Bush the Grinch Pardons Few
Yesterday we criticized New York Governor George Pataki for his grinch-link approach to pardons. Today, Law Prof Doug Berman of Sentencing Law and Policy and Orin Kerr of Volokh Conspiracy take Bush to task for his meager handouts.
Update: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit says:
I can understand being gun-shy after the Clinton debacle, but using the pardon power to mitigate injustices in the system is part of the job. Being careful is one thing; shirking is another.
Update: We wrote about Bush's stingy pardon record back in March, 2004 after reading an enlightening LA Weekly article about Bush's grant of a pardon to a wealthy, dying man who just happened to be a top contributor to his campaign and who had been convicted in a $25 million fraud scheme--see also, here and here . From the LA Weekly Article:
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