Case of Two Brothers Show Clemency Inconsistency

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.

Panel Clears Judge in Stanford Swimmer Case

The State Commission on Judicial Performance said Judge Aaron Persky’s six-month jail sentence of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman was within the bounds of legal penalties. Persky’s opponents vow to continue seeking his removal from the bench.