Friday, November 21, 2008

Resolution to Limit Pardon Power?

David Swanson reports: "Here's a resolution, hot off the presses from Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee: H.RES.1531, "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President of the United States should not issue pardons to senior members of his administration during the final 90 days of his term of office," Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 11/20/2008)."

PardonPower offers a friendly amendment ... "Nor shall the President, at any time, pardon any member of Congress, or employee or relative of a member of Congress, or any individual appearing on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list or any member of his/her (the President's) own family."

1 comment:

sootfoot5 said...

It's pretty sad that we need a resolution in order to see that this is done. But historically speaking, it is a given that the President does not have this kind of power. But perhaps Mr. Bush needs to be reminded of that fact.

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