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The Case for Clemency against "Irrational" Justice

By Kwane Newton Published April 15, 2016

The case of Weldon Angelos, a man who may spend the rest of his adult life in prison for a minor marijuana offense, represents the unjust outcomes that can arise from a dense and Byzantine legal code. The role of the President to step in when the law fails, especially in a period of mass incarceration, is stronger now than ever before.