It's time to ask some basic questions about what if any role the pardon power should play in the ordinary operation of the federal justice system.
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An updated tally of Donald Trump’s grants of clemency shows how extensively the president circumvented the normal pardon process to serve his personal and political goals and whims.
Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 12pm EST, members of the Lawfare team will take questions from the Lawfare community on President Trump's recent slew of pardons and commutations.
It is a harbinger of things to come, and it completes a disturbing fact pattern in which the president used his office’s powers to obstruct justice.
Right now, the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act may seem like a prudent idea. But the new bill would have dangerous ramifications for American politics moving forward.
The case against the constitutionality of self-pardons is strong. Beyond barring the president from pardoning himself, what else could Congress do?
Two new bills that aim to regulate abuse of the pardon power make plain that that power is not “absolute.”
President Trump is hardly alone in issuing dubious pardons and grants of clemency. It’s time to talk about a constitutional amendment to limit the pardon power.
President Trump, in his zeal to complete a border wall before the next election, has reportedly told his staff to disregard the law—in this specific instance, to take private property without due process—and not worry about the consequences.
In the runup to Memorial Day, numerous writers denounced President Trump’s purported plans to grant clemency to several U.S. service members accused or convicted of war-zone offenses.