I suggested the other day that a pardon might be too blunt an instrument to do justice in the Libby case. I’d forgotten that the president’s Article II “power to grant reprieves and pardons” includes the power to commute sentences. William Otis makes the case for a commutation that keeps Libby out of jail but leaves the $250,000 fine in place.
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