Governor Gavin Newsom today asked the Supreme Court to allow him to issue two more pardons.  The court’s recommendations are constitutionally required because the clemency candidates have been “twice convicted of a felony.”

The requests — for Jeffrey Hunerlach and John W. Nolen, Jr. — are the Governor’s first of this year.  The court has approved all 13 of Newsom’s prior requests (see here), which is a considerably better record than former Governor Jerry Brown, who had the court block 10 intended clemency grants.


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