President Bush pardons four; total remains far lower than previous presidents Chris Buell at 9:47 AM ET
[JURIST] President Bush has granted four more pardons, bringing his total to 31 since taking office, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Bush has issued far fewer clemency orders than either President Clinton or his father, George H.W. Bush, who issued 77 during his term in office. Modern presidents have typically granted hundreds to thousands of pardons while in office, with Franklin D. Roosevelt granting 3,687 during his four terms. AP has more.
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