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  •  Obama can only pardon Federal offenses. (0+ / 0-)

    Yes, they're disproportionately non-violent drug cases, but the fact of these 9 does not imply there's no more coming. Instead of bashing, let's brainstorm how to apply pressure for more.

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    by ben masel on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 09:51:42 PM PST

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    •  Didn't know that about only Fed laws (0+ / 0-)

      But as for the rest, I still think the "quality" of the first 9 he chose is (or could be) pretty telling. But if I was president, I'd get involved in some state cases, too. I'd contact governors and encourage THEM to issue pardons. Might not always work, but couldn't hurt.

      "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." -- Noam Chomsky

      by ratmach on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 10:14:30 PM PST

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