Thread: Pardons
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Old 12th January 2021, 04:28 PM   #83
Segnosaur
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Originally Posted by Mader Levap View Post
Why you even want to preserve pardon powers at all? Down with it, I say.
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).
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