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September 17, 2010

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Michele Marino

What the President is doing is a matter of public interest. If a person applies for clemency, one can infer that they believe that they deserve it, otherwise they wouldn't appeal to the President. Releasing the names of rejected applicants is just as important to the public as releasing the names of applicants granted clemency. In order to ensure that applicants are given the same considerations as others, and to ensure that no one is denied their rights, how else could someone step up to advocate for an unfairly treated prisoner if we are not made privy to this information? With release of rejected applications, we can do studies of comparison. Without this information, we are denied our rights of disclosure.

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