PRESIDENTIAL PARDON POWER – REVISITED

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As Presidential Pardons are back in the news, the topic deserves additional consideration: 1. A pardon may precede criminal charges. One not need to be charged with crime to receive a pardon for potentially criminal activity. President Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon prior to the filing of any criminal … Read More

The President and the Power to Pardon

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As it’s been discussed in the news lately, an overview of the Constitutional Power to Pardon seems timely. The U.S. Constitution provides: “The President. . . Shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section … Read More