Over three months ago, we noted that Governor Newsom had 15 clemency recommendation requests that had been pending for an unusually long time. That long time is now more than three months longer as the court still has not taken action on any of the 15.
The oldest two requests were submitted in April 2020. The most recent eight have been with the court since August.
Newsom’s first 13 requests — all of which were granted — were on the court’s docket for a median time of just five weeks before rulings, and all but two were acted on within seven weeks. The two outliers took 15 and 20 weeks.