Originally Posted by Mader Levap
I gave reasons why you might want to have a president with the power to pardon/commute sentences back on the first page.
In the hands of a decent president who uses it wisely, it can be a good thing. However, I recognize that it is prone to abuse, so SOME modifications would be in order... explicitly banning
self-pardons, perhaps the ability of congress to over-ride a pardon (perhaps if 2/3rds vote for it).