In light of the unprecedented pardoning practices of President Trump, we should consider curbing some of the most questionable instances of presidential pardoning by amending Article II of the Constitution to provide that the president may grant pardons only “after conviction,” as a majority of state constitutions already provide.
Research Article| June 01 2021
Article II and the Pardon Power: Did the Framers Drop the Ball?
Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (5): 307–312.
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Daniel T. Kobil; Article II and the Pardon Power: Did the Framers Drop the Ball?. Federal Sentencing Reporter 1 June 2021; 33 (5): 307–312. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2021.33.5.307
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