President Biden’s Clemency Initiative

President Biden is set to announce a new clemency initiative similar to the ones previously offered by President Obama. The NY Times is reporting that the new initiative will focus on racial inequality. While the details of this clemency initiative are not yet known, it will likely take the form of releasing thousands of drug…

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President Biden and Clemency

Clemency and Joe Biden – A Look Forward The President’s (Joe Biden) constitutional powers to pardon are well established. The provision, allowing the granting of “Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States” has been broadly interpreted by the Supreme Court, allowing the President an array of clemency options. Every President from George Washington…

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Biden Looking to Exercise Power of Commutation

Biden Looking to Exercise Power of Commutation Commutation: the act of commuting a judicial sentence. In other words, “commutation” means letting someone walk free. Unlike anyone else in the United States of America, the President of the United States is granted the power to commute sentences of those who are incarcerated, or of those who…

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