Monday, December 20, 2010

Free for Christmas

Brian Aitken, a political prisoner of the State of New Jersey, got that wish today courtesy of Gov. Chris Christie. For those of you who haven't followed the story, Brian was wrongly (as far as this non-lawyer can tell) of violating the Byzantine conglomeration that is New Jersey's firearms laws.

Way to go, Gov. Christie--and thanks.

2 comments:

TheOtherLarry said...

Trouble is, Brian's sentence was commuted - he is still a convicted felon.
/sad

Anonymous said...

Larry, it appears that Brian had specifically requested commutation rather than pardon so that he could continue his appeal. If he had been pardoned his appeals would have been mooted.