Clemency Expert Calls Obama’s Effort ‘Last-Minute Lottery’

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Law Prof. Rachel Barkow of New York University, who helped get clemency for 96 convicts from former President Obama, sees the Justice Department’s handling of clemency petitions as a squandered opportunity to free even more people facing unjust sentences, the National Law Journal reports. Barkow, whose group filed petitions for 200 inmates, says that many "were equally . . .

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