The Reason Roundtable weighs in on the latest coronavirus policy debate.
Shifting the process from the Justice Department to the White House can help eliminate bureaucracy and meddling from prosecutors.
The argument requires several controversial assumptions and leaps of logic.
Criminal justice reformers say federal prosecutors torpedoed clemency petitions in worthy cases.
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She’s nearly three years into a five-year sentence for releasing classified documents showing Russian attempts to hack U.S. election systems.
As the Dismissed Charges Against Paul Manafort Show, New York Democrats Love Double Jeopardy When It Hurts Trump's Cronies
Recent revisions to state law will facilitate such duplicative prosecutions of people associated with the president.
Meanwhile, outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin made some controversial pardon choices as he headed for the door.
Pentagon brass, who urged the president not to issue these orders, fear that the president's actions will undermine the system of military justice.
Obama denied him clemency. Will Trump set him free?
While the president's mercy might be self-serving, it's not necessarily wrong.
The bill allows dual prosecutions of people in the president's orbit who receive pardons or commutations.
The criminal justice system failed four black men after a white woman accused them of rape.
Steve and Dwight Hammond became a cause célèbre for angry ranchers and another example of inflexible mandatory minimum sentences.
The president has discovered the power of the pardon. Could that make this a moment for criminal justice reform?
After oral arguments last year, Stephanie Slade correctly observed that "justices might have found a sort of get-out-of-jail-free card." Also on the Reason Podcast: Bill Clinton, Roseanne, Samantha Bee, Kim Kardashian, and maybe the worst celebrity of the week, Larry Kudlow.
"I don't know Mr. Libby, but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly."
It's a good idea and the right thing to do.