FILE - In this May 7, 2014 file photo, Rene Lima-Marin sits for an interview with The Associated Press about the circumstances of his sentencing and incarceration, in a meeting room inside Kit Carson Correctional Center, a privately operated prison in Burlington, Colo. Lima-Marin was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early. Colorado's House of Representatives unanimously endorsed a resolution on Friday, April 21, 2017 urging the governor to grant him clemency. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

This isn’t a driver license application or a request for tax enterprise zone fees or anything close to usual. It’s a man’s life and the life of his family subjected to justice more typically doled out in Iran or China. It’s only a lame excuse that this has taken so long, and not a very good one. The Constitution empowers Hickenlooper to end Lima-Marin’s sentence now