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amaklo
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Anarchy in D.C.#76
Posted: 1/11/21 at 12:36pm

dramamama611 said: "Can anyone clarify for me: Can someone BE pardoned if they haven't been convicted yet?

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The obvious case is Nixon, by Gerald Ford.  I think it's still an open legal question though, since no one challenged Ford's action.

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Anarchy in D.C.#77
Posted: 1/11/21 at 12:51pm

amaklo said: "dramamama611 said: "Can anyone clarify for me: Can someone BE pardoned if they haven't been convicted yet?

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The obvious case is Nixon, by Gerald Ford. I think it's still an open legal question though, since no one challenged Ford's action.
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I haven’t seen too many questioning the legality of the pre-emotive pardon. Most questions seem to revolve around whether he can pardon himself, with most constitutional and legal scholars erring on the side of it wouldn’t hold up if challenged in court (which it undoubtedly would be)

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Sutton Ross
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Anarchy in D.C.#78
Posted: 1/11/21 at 1:06pm

Yes, they can be pardoned before they are investigated, charged, or convicted of any crime. 

fosterfan2
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Anarchy in D.C.#79
Posted: 1/11/21 at 5:37pm

Sutton Ross said: "Correct. With 13,000 police, security and national guard folks all lined up. They didn't win last week and they sure as hell aren't winning next."

 Also,as one of my co-workers correctly pointed out today,there will also be 3 former Presidents in attendance--Bush,Clinton,and Obama. Carter is not attending due to health issues. I believe Pence will be there too.

 


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