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“In recent months, President Obama has stepped up the pace of federal clemency — issuing three large batches of commutations in the month before the presidential election.
“The White House has regularly pushed those numbers as evidence that Obama has done more than his predecessors to address unfairness he has criticized in criminal sentencing.
“But now that he is due to be replaced by Donald Trump, who ran in part by saying he would be a “law and order” president, leading advocates of the clemency process say it is the time for Obama to step up and do more.”