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What are the limits on a Presidential pardon?

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posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 04:16 PM
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Does/Will Bush have the power to pardon any of the corporate bozos who are starting their prison-terms soon or already have started them?

Bill Clinton pardoned his brother (or was it Hillary's brother)... what are the limits to this executive privlege (one that I personally think is outrageous)?




posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 04:26 PM
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The President has plenary power to pardon anyone convicted for any federal crime.

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Just for an absolutely complete response I should add that doesn't include impeachment convinctions, so a pardon would do nothing to reinstate, for example, a member of the Supreme Court who was impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate.

[edit on 9/26/2006 by djohnsto77]



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