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.
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The president’s clemency for his confidante is totally unsurprising—which is part of what makes it so bad.
The Stone commutation fits a pattern of abuse: Almost all of the beneficiaries of Trump’s pardons and commutations have had a personal or political connection to the president.
BuzzFeed News successfully sued for the release of a version of the Mueller report with many fewer redactions. The unsealed material is a mixed bag of information that was already public and facts that are genuinely new.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson had a particularly difficult job on Thursday.
Bill Barr gives a gift to criminal defendants everywhere. The defense bar should take it at face value—and thereby make him answer for it.
The Lawfare Podcast Special Edition: The National Security Law Guys Talk Lt. Col. Vindman, Roger Stone and War Powers
Lawfare founder Bobby Chesney and Lawfare contributing editor Steve Vladeck host the weekly National Security Law Podcast from the University of Texas Law School, a discussion of current national security law developments. In this episode, the third edition of a Lawfare edited National Security Law Podcast, Bobby and Steve discuss a range of topics that we thought would be of interest to listeners. So we are bringing you a distilled version of their conversation.
Federal prosecutors amended their prior sentencing memorandum which recommended that Roger Stone receive a sentence of seven to nine years in prison related to his actions related to the investigations into the 2016 presidential election. Stone was convicted on charges that included witness tampering and lying to Congress.
Federal prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum recommending that Roger Stone—longtime Trump associate—deserves a sentence of seven to nine years for making false statements to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to obtain information from WikiLeaks about the hacked Democratic emails leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The filing notes that this recommendation is “consistent with the applicable advisory Guidelines.” Stone’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.
Somewhat lackluster attention to Roger Stone’s trial raises the question of who still cares about the Mueller investigation.