"The injustice of Mr. Rubashkin's grossly excessive 27-year sentence was readily apparent to any fair-minded individual who reviewed the facts of the case", read a statement from Agudath Israel of America. His prosecution came after federal authorities raided the plant and arrested 389 illegal immigrants in 2008.
Trump's commutation is not a pardon, meaning that Rubashkin's conviction is not vacated, and he still must make restitution payments and submit to post-release supervision.
Trump's decision to commute Rubashkin's sentence had bipartisan support, including from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Republican Sen.
Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, 58, an American Chabad rabbi, used to be the CEO of a kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in Postville, Iowa, which he had grown into the largest kosher meat producer in the United States, until the plant was cited for animal mistreatment, food and environmental safety issues, child labor, and employing illegal aliens.
Rubashkin was convicted in a fraud case in 2009, and was sentenced to 27-years in prison. Nearly 400 people, including children, were discovered to have been working at the site. The immigration-related charges against Rubashkin were dropped after he was convicted of fraud. Immigration charges against Rubashkin were dismissed after federal prosecutors determined that a conviction on the charges would have no impact on his sentence.
"I am proud to be a part of a large, bipartisan group of members of Congress who, along with over a hundred former senior justice officials, have been calling for Mr. Rubashkin's release for the past eight years", Hatch tweeted.
Following his conviction, Rubaskin's case became a cause celebre for some former senior Justice Department officials and lawmakers.
Despite six amicus briefs joined by numerous legal heavyweights, the Supreme Court in 2012 denied a petition from Rubashkin to look into his case and sentencing. Rubashkin had tried for years to get a reduced sentence, but was repeatedly turned down by the courts. Outgoing New York City Council member David Greenfield, an Orthodox Jew who represents the neighborhood where Rubaskin's family lives, called the news a "Chanukah miracle" on Twitter.
"Mr. Rubashkin is a devoted husband and father, a deeply religious man who simply doesn't deserve a sentence of this length, or anything remotely close to it", they wrote in a letter that urged Trump to use his "executive clemency power to commute the patently unjust and draconian 27-year sentence imposed upon Sholom Rubashkin - a first time, non-violent offender and father of 10, including an acutely autistic child".
Google pulled its video-sharing platform, YouTube, from Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV devices earlier in December. Amazon has a long ways to go as Google's YouTube has almost four times as many monthly active users as Amazon .
The slowdown in performance might convince people they need to upgrade the iPhone , instead of fixing the battery, argues Poole. The user talked about the " iPhone 6s battery fiasco" wherein the smartphone switched off even with 40% remaining battery.
Entertainment, and has boasted a almost decade-long prolific career not just in group activities but as a solo singer-songwriter. He launched a successful solo career in 2015. "Your music and SHINee's will always be here", wrote one.
However, the Salvation Army is still half way from reaching its goal of raising $205,000 through its annual kettle campaign. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit had taken in $4.3 million out of its $7.85 million goal for the year, as of Tuesday.
But the ethics commissioner disagreed, indicating that Trudeau had not spoken directly with the Aga Khan in 20 years. Mr Trudeau had previously vacationed on the private island in 2014, when he was an MP.
Several strong quakes hit Kerman province on December 12, leaving dozens of people injured and damaging houses. Criss-crossed by several major geological fault lines, Iran is one of the world's most quake-prone countries.
Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. today, volunteers will be shopping at Target for gifts for Angel Tree recipients. Financial donations may be brought or mailed to The Salvation Army at 2000 Court St., Port Huron.
Elon Musk mistakenly tweets his phone number to the public
Musk wrote from his account on Tuesday to John Carmack , the chief technology officer of Facebook Inc. -owned Oculus . Representatives for Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
House approves Republican tax overhaul; Senate vote next
The debt is expected to soar by at least $1 trillion more than it would without the tax measure, according to projections . Touted as a centerpiece of President Donald Trump's election agenda, the measure now goes to the U.S.