SOURCE: Washington Post
A Famed Folk Singer Won a Presidential Pardon after Molesting a Child. Did He Prey on Others?
Jimmy Carter's pardon of singer Peter Yarrow for sexual assault against a minor was overshadowed by the Iranian hostage crisis. Did he victimize others? (Content Advisory)
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
No, the Constitution Does not Allow President Trump to Pardon Himself
by Dale Carpenter
The history of debate over the pardon power in the Constitiution strongly supports the claim that a president's pardon of themselves would be unconstitutional.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The Lessons of the Nixon Pardon
Isaac Chotiner interviews Rick Perlstein on the nature of presidential misconduct and accountability.
Were Trump's Pardons Even Legal?
by James D. Zirin
Almost all the pundits, constitutional lawyers, and members of the professoriate are laying down their arms, largely conceding that the President has broad powers to pardon anyone in the world, with the possible exception of himself. But are they giving too much away?"
The Problem with a Self-Pardon
by Robert J. Spitzer
It is likely that the issue of a president's ability to pardon himself will be contested in short order. A constitutional scholar of the presidency explains why such an action cannot be countenanced in a society of law.
Worst Pardon Ever? You'll Be Surprised
by Michael Genovese
The prospect of Trump issuing pardons to his family (and even trying to pardon himself) and the contentious history of pardons should be cause to limit the pardon power by providing for Congressional oversight.
SOURCE: National Geographic
The Contentious History of U.S. Presidential Pardons—From the Whiskey Rebellion to Watergate
Rumors that Donald Trump has considered offering preemptive pardons to his children and inner circle of advisors prompt a consideration of the history of the pardon power.
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