Day: October 11, 2019

Bill to close presidential pardon loophole sent to New York governor for signature

The New York state legislature has sent a bill to Governor Cuomo that would close New York’s presidential pardon loophole. Background New York state’s double jeopardy statute may currently allow certain defendants pardoned by the president for their federal crimes to also escape responsibility for their state crimes. For well over a century, the U.S.
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