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executive clemency

  • n  the power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction
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  • Maine man seeks pardon on license revocation
    SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A 35-year-old Maine man whose driver's license was permanently revoked following a 1996 drunken-driving crash that killed three people wants his license back. Bryan Carrier, of Skowhegan, has a hearing before the Governor's Board on Executive Clemency on July 24 seeking to have his driving privileges reinstated. He wants his license back so he can drive to Canada to visit his ...
    June 30, 2013 - Boston Herald

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