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Obama commutes sentence made longer by typo (Drug Dealer)
Houston Chronicle ^ | 4/15/14 | NEDRA PICKLER

Posted on 04/15/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT by Oliviaforever

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama used the unique power of the nation's highest office Tuesday to correct a typo.

The error was made in a report used to sentence convicted drug dealer Ceasar Cantu of Katy, Texas, and resulted in 3 1/2 extra years being added to his prison term.

Obama took the extraordinary step of commuting Cantu's sentence from 15 years to 11 1/2 years. It's only the 10th time Obama has used his power to cut the sentence of federal inmates.

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1 posted on 04/15/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

“It’s only the 10th time Obama has used his power to cut the sentence of federal inmates.”

Don’t worry Nedra Pickler! He’ll be scribblin’ like a mad man pardoning everyone who served in his administration on his way out the door...


2 posted on 04/15/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Oliviaforever

This is something Obama should be doing and I support this. He didn’t issue a pardon or commute the just and proper part of the sentence, only the unjust part.

Well done.


3 posted on 04/15/2014 11:42:58 AM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Oliviaforever

probably just a bad comma splice


4 posted on 04/15/2014 11:45:25 AM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: Oliviaforever

In other news, Barry met with the dude behind closed doors.


5 posted on 04/15/2014 12:23:01 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: Oliviaforever

so....everyone admits it was a typo, but this had to rise to the level of POTUS for anything to be done about it?

We spend billions on a legal system WHY exactly?


6 posted on 04/15/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MeganC

Agreed.


7 posted on 04/15/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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8 posted on 04/15/2014 1:15:04 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Oliviaforever

nobama’s just keeping his pardon pen in shape for Jan 10-19, 2017. The pardon pen manufacturing factory (located in China, naturally) will be working double shifts in Nov and Dec, 2016 getting ready for the tsunami.


9 posted on 04/15/2014 1:18:59 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
We spend billions on a legal system WHY exactly?

Could this not have been done on a Governor level? Or done through an appeals process? Especially if the typo added more to the sentence than the max legal sentence, I think he would have grounds for a mistrial or easy appeal.
10 posted on 04/15/2014 1:32:04 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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