Professor of Political Science
Rock Valley College
P.S. Ruckman writes for the nationally recognized blog Pardon Power where he chronicles the latest news regarding the presidential pardons and the pardon power as exercised in each state. Ruckman is a professor of Political Science at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, as well as an instructor at Northern Illinois University.
The Legacy of President Obama’s Pardon Power
So far, in 2016, he has granted 493. Consequently, the President’s current total for commutations (673 – almost all for drug offenders) is greater than that of several of his predecessors combined and more than any single president has granted since Calvin Coolidge.Learn More...