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  •  Constitutionally Gray (1+ / 0-)
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    lysias

    Josh Marshall is getting conflicting constitutional opinions on this pardon, non-pardon over at TPM.  Anyone care to add their constitutional knowledge?

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 08:22:04 AM PST

    •  Wasn't there discussion in connection with Marc (0+ / 0-)

      Rich and his pardon about whether the incoming Bush administration could refuse to carry out Clinton's last-minute pardon of the fugitive?  My recollection is that the prevailing opinion was that it could not, that Clinton's action was final.

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 08:37:10 AM PST

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