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climateadaptation says: Re: Perry. Fyi, a gov of TX does not have the power to pardon. That graphic uses fuzzy facts...

» SFB says: But, as the Texas Tribune’s own article (published yesterday along with the graphic) points out, Perry appoints the people who make the recommendation which would allow him to grant clemency: "Lucy Nashed, a spokeswoman for the governor, said the governor can only grant clemency when the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles — whose members Perry appoints — recommends that action. He has only disagreed with the board three times when it recommended clemency in death penalty cases, she said." To us, that sounds like he has significant influence over the decision even if the law doesn’t allow for a direct decision. — Ernie @ SFB

September 3, 2011 // 18:12 // 2 years ago
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  1. climateadaptation said: Right. A TX govnr is ‘weak,’ unlike most states’ govs who have the power of the pen. This means added layers of checks and balances, despite stacked appointments. Now media has the burden to show conspiracy among several parties. It’s different.
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