Contragate and the Invalidity of Pardons for Violations of International Law
6 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2014
Date Written: 1987
This essay demonstrates why the President does not have a constitutionally-based power to pardon offenses against international law. Although international crimes are offenses against the laws of the United States, they are not offenses against the United States. The pardon power only reaches offenses against the United States.
Keywords: amnesty, Constitution, contragate, crime, extradite, international crime, international law, law of nations, offenses against the US, pardon, pardon power, President, prosecute, take care
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