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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Prof. Banzhaf: Nothing Prevents Hillary Clinton from Pardoning Herself After Inauguration

Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School John Banzhaf talked with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday about complications that would emerge if Hillary Clinton pardoned herself after inauguration if she were elected president.

While pointing out that normal notions of a conflict of interest do not apply to presidential pardons, Banzhaf said, “Some could argue that she can’t pardon herself. We don’t know the answer and perhaps more disturbingly, it may be impossible for that case ever to get into court.”

Added Banzhaf, “Nobody may have what we call legal standing. There are other doctrines that courts could invoke. You don’t have kind of a neutral or third party or third branch referee to decide. She says, ‘I pardon myself, and that’s it, and it’s over.’ Presumably, the other party would say, ‘No, it’s not,’ and then what happens from there?”

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If she did that I would urge my congress critters to do what they could to shut the government down until she resigned from office.

Anonymous said...

Other things could happen to her...

Anonymous said...

Then any crime she commits in the future , she can pardon her self or even her crooked friends , wow that's scary!