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Sri Lanka president pardons soldier convicted of killing eight Tamil civilians
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday pardoned former army sergeant Sunil Ratnayake, who was sentenced to death for killing eight Tamil civilians during the country's civil war.After a 13-year trial, the Colombo High Court found Rat (More)
Enforcing the Constitutional Limits on the Pardon Power
In the wake of the conviction and sentencing of Roger Stone, for obstructing the congressional inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham suggested that President Donald Trump “has all the legal (More)
Trump issues pardons and commutations for Rod Blagojevich and others
The White House announced Tuesday that US President Donald Trump issued seven pardons and commuted the sentences of four individuals, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.Blagojevich was indicted by federal prosecutors in 2008 for h (More)
Illinois governor pardons 11,017 for cannabis convictions
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday granted 11,017 pardons for individuals convicted of misdemeanor cannabis offenses involving less than 30 grams.The expungements involved Illinoisans in 92 counties. The landmark bipartisan Cannabis Regulat (More)
Trump blocks removal of Navy SEAL officer
US President Donald Trump on Thursday reversed the decision of the US Navy to remove Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from the Navy SEALs. Trump announced the decision via Twitter:The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddi (More)
Trump's military pardons send 'disturbing signal' says UN human rights office
A spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Tuesday that he is "very concerned" by US President Donald Trump's pardons of two US army officers and the restoration of rank of a Navy SEAL.The president last (More)
New York governor signs bill allowing prosecution of those who received presidential pardons
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that would allow the state to prosecute those who have been pardoned by the president. This law closes a loophole that previously protected those individuals from state prosecution.The g (More)
The People v. Donald J. Trump? An Inquiry into President Trump facing Criminal Charges
No current or former President of the United States has faced criminal charges after leaving office. Two Presidents, Richard Nixon and William Clinton, have come close and one Vice-President, Spiro Agnew, plead nolo contendere to charges on the day h (More)
Afghanistan war crimes victims appeal to ICC
Victims of war crimes in Afghanistan filed an appeal Monday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) challenging the lower chamber's recent decision not to pursue a war crimes investigation in Afghanistan.The Appeal was filed by the Center fo (More)
New York State Assembly passes bill to allow limited prosecution of individuals pardoned of federal crimes
The New York State Assembly passed Assembly Bill A6653 Tuesday, which allows for the state of New York to prosecute individuals pardoned for federal crimes.The bill allows the state of New York to prosecute individuals who have been issued presid (More)
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