Is it time to get rid of the presidential pardon? | The Tylt
President Obama issued 78 pardons and commuted 153 prisoners' sentences this week. He's granted clemency to 1,324 Americans thus far, and his critics are not happy. But most presidents come under fire for pardons they grant during their last weeks in office (remember Marc Rich and Pardongate under Clinton? Or Bush Sr.'s pardons of all Iran-Contra defendants?) Do presidents abuse their clemency power? Should we get rid of the presidential pardon? Read more and vote below! ⚖
Is it time to get rid of the presidential pardon?
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