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Justice Told It Must Release Presidential Pardon Records

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· Story link A federal judge has told the Justice Department it must disclose the names of presidential pardon applicants…

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A federal judge has told the Justice Department it must disclose the names of presidential pardon applicants whose requests were denied – and the correspondence of citizens who supported their release. U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled in a suit brought by Washington Post reporter George Lardner, who is writing a book on pardons. Justice had invoked FOIA’s privacy exemptions in turning down Lardner’s records request. (4/16/05)