pardons

Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned For 1996 Drug Conviction

California’s governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people…

Newser | December 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

John McCain Wants President Obama To Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson

Back in the early 1900s, boxer Jack Johnson was charged with violating the Mann Act, which forbid “transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes.” This act was intended to…

Catherine Strawn | October 16, 2009 - 8:15 pm