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Petition: Pardon The Ohio State Buckeyes from unjust NCAA sanctions preventing their rightful access to a BCS bowl game
Total signatures: 1,629
Key line: ?Please exercise your executive power to pardon the NCAA's excessive sanctions placed on The Ohio State Buckeyes to enable a rightful, satisfying culmination to the college football season for the American people.?(Credit: AP)

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The right to petition the government is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Nowhere is the silliness of that petition prohibited.
The White House's official website has a section, We the People, that allows citizens to create petitions. Once a petition receives 150 signatures, it is publicly searchable in their database. When it reaches 25,000, it gets a response from the White House.
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