Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pardon me II

We previously discussed the No Man's observation that military justice cases account for a surprisingly high percentage (6.43%) of all of President Bush's pardons.

The press is now reporting on a new batch of presidential pardons and, sure enough, one of the 19 arises from a court-martial case. The court-martial was a Navy case, meaning that President Bush's streak of pardoning no Marines for court-martial convictions remains intact.

5 comments:

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte said...

Good luck getting that $15 a month x 6 back from DFAS...

egn said...

Holy cow, he was court-martialed and convicted three times - that is one recalcitrant Sailor.

Also, if you were a convicted criminal in 1949, you got sentenced to "extra police duties"?

I guess there's hope for all those who are patient enough to wait 59 years. And since he no longer has a BCD, does he get a new DD214 -- just in time to qualify for veteran's benefits at 78?

Norbert Basil MacLean III said...

egn: He now has to go to the Board of Corrections to correct his Naval record showing that he has obtained a pardon before he can obtain a new DD214. And if the Board refuses to correct the record, he'll have to go the Court of Federal Claims. It's not that easy even with a Presidential pardon.

Anonymous said...

Just writ it to CAAF they can review this and make it right.

egn said...

Norb, that was really just a rhetorical question in reference to Mr. Reece's advanced age at the time of his pardon.

Nevertheless, thanks for the primer on administrative remedies!