Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DOJ Says "Enough" Re Arpaio

It is reported that the Justice Department "agrees a judge should erase her finding that the former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio violated a court order and was guilty of criminal contempt." This is because President Trump's pardon of Arpaio "guaranteed he would face no consequences from the verdict against him." As the DOJ put it, "the government agrees that the Court should vacate all orders and dismiss the case as moot."

Says the Washington Post:
A pardon does not instantly undo a guilty finding, and in most cases, the court record is left undisturbed. That is because the vast majority of presidential pardons are issued long after people are convicted and sentenced, and pardons generally serve to forgive people, rather than to erase what they have done. 
See story here.

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