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Could Trump issue himself a pardon?

The Washington Post, June 4, 2018

By Philip Bump

Obama Issued More Commutations Than Any Previous President but Neglected Pardons

Reason Magazine, January 20, 2017

By Jacob Sullum

Morison on Last-Minute Pardoning and Making History

Pardon Power Blog, January 18, 2017

By P.S. Ruckman, Jr.

Obama plans to take his 'clemency authority seriously' and pardon drug offenders

The Libertarian Republic, April 25, 2014

Obama's new Clarence Aaron burden

MSNBC, September 6, 2013

By Jamil Smith

Pardon Attorney Scandal: The Experts Speak

Pardon Power Blog, December 19, 2012

By P.S. Ruckman, Jr.

Fixing the 'Façade of Concern'

HuffPost, July 31, 2012

By Molly M. Gill

Clarence Aaron was denied commutation, but Bush team wasn't told all the facts

Washington Post May 13, 2012

By Dafna Linzer

Morison on the Clemency Process

Pardon Power Blog, December 12, 2011

By P.S. Ruckman, Jr.

ProPublica review of pardons in past decade shows process heavily favored whites

Washington Post, December 3, 2011

By Dafna Linzer and Jennifer LaFleur

The Year in Clemency: The major pardon and commutation stories of 2010

Reason Magazine, January 10, 2011

By Radley Balko

The Top Ten Clemency Stories of 2010

Pardon Power Blog, December 26, 2010

By P.S. Ruckman, Jr.

Institutional prosecutorial bias limits federal pardon recommendations from DOJ

Grits for Breakfast Blog, December 24, 2010

By Scott Henson

Pardon paves way for would-be psychologist

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, December 9, 2010

By Steve Visser

In a First for Obama, Nine Pardons Are Granted

New York Times, December 3, 2010

By Charlie Savage

No Country for Second Chances

New York Times, November 23, 2010

By George Lardner, Jr.

Otis v. Morison - Good Stuff

Pardon Power Blog, November 7, 2010

By P.S. Ruckman, Jr.

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