New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Scrutinizing a president's right to self-pardon


November 2, 2020

President Donald Trump’s declaration on June 4, 2020, that he has “the absolute right to pardon” himself has drawn increased scrutiny in the closing days of the election campaign and the realization that his potential status as an ex-president would not protect him from criminal prosecution.

His thesis, never seriously contemplated by any of his predecessors and never litigated in America...

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