"Theres this perception that if you have influence and whatnot, you already have an advantage," Mr. Ruckman said. "In the list of dead people, you do get your Jim Morrisons and your other people of notoriety."
Billy the Kid, still dead, awaits pardon →
"I think a more appropriate thing about this would be an proclamation or something of that order," Mr. Ruckman said. "I think pardons should be for living people."