The politics of the pardon
Experts question the future of Governor Pawlenty's political ambitions amid news that the man he pardoned in 2008 was sexually assaulting another girl. Meanwhile President Obama just issued 9 pardons, the first of his presidency, as he was approaching a record drought for pardons from the Oval Office. Midmorning examines clemency at the state and federal level.
- P.S. Ruckman: Associate Professor of Political Science at Rock Valley College.