CLIP: Presidential Pardons and Commutations
AIR DATE: Monday, December 26, 2016
Samuel Morison talked about President Obama’s decision to issue 78 pardons and commute the sentences of 153 prisoners on December 19, 2016, the most issued by a president in a single day. He also spoke about the pardon process and how it could be improved.
- Bell Ringer: History of Presidential Pardons (2:30)
Chicago-Kent College of Law Dean Harold Krent discussed the origins and history of presidential pardons.
- Bell Ringer: Presidential Pardons (4:23)
Author Jeffrey Crouch spoke about presidential pardons and executive authority.
- Bell Ringer: Presidential Commutations (3:54)
Gregory Korte talked about commutation, how it differs from a pardon, and the role of the Justice Department in the clemency process.
PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO:
- Samuel T. Morison
Department of Justice->Office of the Pardon Attorney
President Obama, Executive Branch, Pardon, Clemency, Commutation, Constitution