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kom yuh tay shuhn

  • n  the travel of a commuter
  • n  a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one
  • n  (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
  • n  the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"

  • The commutation brought immediate praise from conservatives, who hailed it as a courageous step to avert a miscarriage of justice, and condemnation from Democrats, who said it .
  • Despite the case's resonance, reaction on the right to President Bush's commutation of the sentences of two border patrol agents does not seem to have elevated the outgoing .
  • A commutation lessens the severity of the punishment.
News & Articles

  • A.M. Best Downgrades the Ratings of OHIC Insurance Company
    OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best Co. has downgraded the financial strength rating to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “a-” from “a” of OHIC Insurance Company (OHIC) (Columbus, OH). The outlook for all ratings is stable. The rating downgrades reflect the commutation of the 90% quota share reinsurance contract that OHIC had in place with ultimate parent ...
    June 14, 2013 - Business Wire
  • INMATE COMMUTATION: Branstad Denies Seven Applicants
    Governor Branstad has denied seven applications from Iowa inmates seeking commutation. Three of the applicants are serving life sentences for...
    June 11, 2013 - WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
  • Gov. Branstad denies commutation for seven felons, including Cedar County man
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday denied seven applications for the commutation of prison sentences.
    June 10, 2013 - The Iowa City Press-Citizen

  • Mike Huckabee in Sydney Morning Herald
    If I could have known nine years ago that this guy was capable of something of this magnitude, obviously I would never have granted the commutation,Mr Huckabee said on Monday.
  • Charles Schumer in Yahoo! News
    As Independence Day nears, we are reminded that one of the principles our forefathers fought for was equal justice under law,said Sen. Charles Schumer of New York. "This commutation completely tramples on that principle."
  • Nancy Pelosi in The Australian
    The President's commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence does not serve justice, condones criminal conduct, and is a betrayal of trust of the American people,Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, said in a...

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