Further Reflections on the Pardoning Power: Reply to Hoskins and Drinan
Florida Law Review Forum, vol. 65, 2014
6 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2019
Date Written: 2014
Galifianakis: "First question. In 2013, you pardoned a turkey. What do you have planned for 2014?"
Obama: "We'll probably pardon another turkey".
First, let me express my gratitude to the incisive comments of Zach Hoskins and Cara Drinan. I have long been a fan of Hoskins' s work, and his forthcoming book on the collateral consequences of punishment promises to be pathbreaking. The influence of Drinan's scholarship on the pardoning power] is evident in my original essay and her newer work on the Graham case has again inspired me in new directions in my research. Their comments on my essay are important in their own right, and importantly for me, they have helped to clarify my own thinking. In my brief reply, I begin by restating the main points of the article. I then try to expand on them, building off points made in both responses.
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