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  • Who got pardons or clemency in 2010? A surprise list of people and animals.

    Who got pardons or clemency in 2010? A surprise list of people and animals.

    In America, second chances are, if not quite a constitutional right, a cherished value. And the power of presidents and governors to pardon lawbreakers and commute sentences can take on special significance. Such enormous executive powers are often misused, critics say, but they can also provide snapshots of Americans' political and cultural priorities. Many pardons occur around Christmas, in a nod to the spirit of the season. Also, around that time, many American's aren't paying much attention to the news – and some outgoing leaders are making their final decisions. Here are the Top 6 cases of pardon or clemency in 2010.

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  • Billy the Kid: why he missed out on a pardon once again

    Billy the Kid: why he missed out on a pardon once again

    Billy the Kid killed two guards during an escape after he was first denied a pardon 130 years ago, Gov. Bill Richardson said, a leading factor in his decision not to pardon Billy the Kid Friday.

  • After 130 years, will Billy the Kid finally get a governor's pardon?

    After 130 years, will Billy the Kid finally get a governor's pardon?

    Outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering a pardon for celebrated outlaw Billy the Kid. An informal e-mail poll shows support. But time is running out.

  • Who got pardons or clemency in 2010? A surprise list of people and animals.

    Who got pardons or clemency in 2010? A surprise list of people and animals.

    In America, second chances are, if not quite a constitutional right, a cherished value. And the power of presidents and governors to pardon lawbreakers and commute sentences can take on special significance. Such enormous executive powers are often misused, critics say, but they can also provide snapshots of Americans' political and cultural priorities. Many pardons occur around Christmas, in a nod to the spirit of the season. Also, around that time, many American's aren't paying much attention to the news – and some outgoing leaders are making their final decisions. Here are the Top 6 cases of pardon or clemency in 2010.