Pardon me

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December 6, 2011
The American Prospect    
Posted in PND Commentary

"One of the little joys of teaching a presidency class in the fall is that my session on presidential pardons falls around Thanksgiving so I can lead off with video of the leader of the free world pardoning a turkey. However, one of the interesting things about the pardoning power is that, with the exception of impeachment charges, 'the President’s authority to grant pardons [for federal offenses] is essentially unfettered' ... Presidents can pardon individuals or classes of people, with or without conditions." (12/06/11)  

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