clemency


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kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others

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leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

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clemency is the only light which can enlighten the interior of so great a soul.
At length the day broke, and poor Mrs Quilp, shivering with cold of early morning and harassed by fatigue and want of sleep, was discovered sitting patiently on her chair, raising her eyes at intervals in mute appeal to the compassion and clemency of her lord, and gently reminding him by an occasion cough that she was still unpardoned and that her penance had been of long duration.
and the ostentatious clemency with which he had just now exhibited the same fat five fingers.
I treated the rest in the same manner, taking them one by one out of my pocket; and I observed both the soldiers and people were highly delighted at this mark of my clemency, which was represented very much to my advantage at court.
He was ready to make any display of clemency, forgiveness or cowardice.
While the Clemency Board unanimously recommended a pardon for Plum based on her stellar record since leaving prison, she faces uncertainty on the governor's desk.
DPA Jakarta Indonesia~is considering clemency for Abu Bakar Bashir, the ailing~spiritual leader of Islamic militants connected to the 2012 Bali bombings who is serving a 15-year jail term for terrorism.
Greg Abbott broke that streak at the last minute Thursday when he accepted the state parole board's rare and unanimous recommendation to grant clemency for death row inmate Thomas Whitaker.
PESHAWAR -- A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday extended its earlier order directing the federal government not to release a former spokesman for the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ehsanullah Ehsan, without court's permission and to file detailed comments in a writ petition filed against the alleged government plan of granting him clemency.
A clemency case handled by a Ballard Spahr LLP attorney is the subject of a documentary that won an Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said the government would seek clemency for the nine Filipinos convicted and sentenced to death in Malaysia for the attack on Lahad Datu, Sabah in 2013.
The court issued these directives in a writ petition of Fazal Khan, who is a practicing lawyer and father of Sahibzada Umar Khan, a grade-8 student who had embraced martyrdom during terror attack on the Army Public School, seeking orders of the court to restrain the government from granting clemency to Ehsan, and instead try him in the military court.
While highly inappropriate, Arpaio's pardon is not all that different from other recent controversial clemency decisions, and, like them, falls well short of making the president impeachable.
Cuomo today announced a first-in-the-nation partnership between a state and a coalition of legal organizations to expand New York's pro bono clemency program.
Eric Sutphin and hospital security guard Derrick McFarland, in 2006 in Blacksburg, Virginia, calls for clemency have been rising.