Commuting Prison Term Is Implicit Critique of Sentencing Standards - New York Times:
“One what legal basis could he have reached that result?” asked Frank O. Bowman III, an authority on federal sentencing who teaches law at the University of Missouri-Columbia, said of the commutation. “There is no legal basis.”
"Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., Democrat of Delaware, posted a copy of the government’s brief in the Rita case on his blog yesterday and asked: “Why is the president flip-flopping on these criminal justice decisions?”"