21 ianuarie 2021

Presidential pardons need to go


In Article Two, Section Two, Clause One, the United States Constitution gives the president “the Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Courts have subsequently declared that pardons can be issued at any time , before legal proceedings begin, during trials, and after conviction. Nor are pardons subject to Congressional oversight or limitation . In Federalist #74 , Alexander Hamilton provided the rationale for such a broad [...]