Case of Two Brothers Show Clemency Inconsistency

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Two brothers were convicted of federal drug charges and both sought clemency from President Obama. One got a commutation and is in a halfway house. The other still is in prison. When you have a [clemency] process that is vertical and goes through seven layers of review, you’re going to get aberrational results," said law Prof. Mark Osler of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota . . .

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