Tag: pardon

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements Joins The BradCast To Discuss Trump’s Unconstitutional Commutation of Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence.

FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss Trump’s unconstitutional commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the implications of this latest abuse of the presidential pardon power. “The notion that the presidential pardon power or any other presidential power is absolute is just flat out wrong
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FSFP urges House Judiciary Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry following Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence

Free Speech For People issued a letter today to Committee Chairman Nadler and Vice Chairwoman Scanlon of the House Judiciary Committee, urging the Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry immediately to investigate whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime ally, Roger Stone. Mr.
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Bill to close presidential pardon loophole sent to New York governor for signature

UPDATE: On October 16, 2019, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law.  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
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