Presidential Pardon News
Under previous administrations, presidents have largely granted pardons after they have gone through a formal review process at the Justice Department
Crimes that shock the nation are now a daily reality. This has also lead to further breakdown in law and order, more so since punishment by theory of deterrence to mark public abhorrence is not being applied.
As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers
Amid calls for the death penalty for rapists, in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian, this ringside view proves how political posturing can contrast with reality, with politicians themselves protecting the rapist-killer by permitting inordinate delays and presidential pardons.
Donald Trump pardons controversial ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio convicted for targeting Hispanic immigrants
US president Donald Trump pardoned controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last month of criminal contempt for illegally targeting Hispanic immigrants.
Russia collusion probe: Donald Trump's team finding ways to grant presidential pardons to family, aides
Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, The Washington Post quoted one of the people familiar with the effort.
The power of Presidential pardon must be applied only in the rarest of rare cases, and must be exercised under a set of definite legal principles, the PIL contends.