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September 20, 2011
Georgia denies clemency for controversial death row inmate Troy Davis: Davis, shown here in 1991, drew considerable support for his case, in which witnesses recanted testimony that led to his conviction in the murder of a police officer. But Georgia’s pardons board remained unconvinced. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Georgia denies clemency for controversial death row inmate Troy Davis: Davis, shown here in 1991, drew considerable support for his case, in which witnesses recanted testimony that led to his conviction in the murder of a police officer. But Georgia’s pardons board remained unconvinced. source

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10:49 // 3 years ago
September 3, 2011

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

18:12 // 3 years ago