• Some judges are biased, and innocent people can get convicted unfairly.

    Many judges are either bias towards ethnicity, race, or religion, and they will convict people because of that reason. The president has the responsibility to care for the citizens, and will now allow bias or discrimination to pass and be done on the regular citizen. No one should be convicted due to their appearance or beliefs.

  • Yes, it can be a last hope for justice

    Sometimes justice miscarries. The American courts are fair, but no legal system
    is perfect. Certain innocent people are found guilty because of popular opinion.
    Lynching has vanished in America, but judicial lynching, when the
    courts forget reason, can still happen. Then, fortunately, an innocent convict still
    has a last place to ask for mercy. Just as commoners once could appeal to the
    king to override the system, so modern innocents can appeal to the governor
    of their state, or if necessary to the president.

  • Yes, there is a place for presidential pardons

    There is a place for presidential pardons in our country. These pardons should be considered at length by the president and the pros and cons should be carefully researched. The advice of trusted aides should be taken into consideration. But, in the end, there are circumstances where a presidential pardon should be granted.

  • Blanket pardoning is another step towards dictatorship.

    The blanket power to pardon undermines the work of lower courts and is completely disrespectful to the people that have been hurt by the pardoned person. The president should not have the power of a dictator. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Congress needs to reduce the power of the president before a dictatorship slips in.

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  • Nooo! It leads to the evident corruption that we are seeing today.

    Rule of law should prevail and Congress should act to regulate that power. It should be limited to special cases, Approved by an independent authority, At least 50% of the sentence should paid, And the receiver of the pardon nor the case should not have any sort of relationship with the President.

  • No Benefit Can Outweigh the Cost

    No matter what benefits come from presidential pardons, The cost of keeping them is simply too high. Pardons are a massive open door for corruption. They help a president protect his guilty friends. And the pardon as already, At least once, Been used to let a corrupt president escape justice.

  • NO!!! Pardons are soooo over powered.

    Pardons make law garbage. The president can be bias and just pardon people that he likes or people who voted for him. Search it up. President Bill Clinton issued 140 pardons, many whom were for those who donated to him and his own brother. Now that just goes against the rule of law that everyone should be treated equal.

  • Presidential pardons are an expression of unlimited executive power

    The president has not necessarily studied law, or even the case of the person they'd pardoning, nor should they have as that's not their job. Furthermore, pardons are a method which presidents can use to aid friends and family, whereas in the judicial system that would be conflict of interest.

  • Current pardon process is unchecked

    A rogue president uses political pardon to his own benefit. There should not be a reason to question court judgment by the whim of one "person". If there really was a need, the president should make a case to the congress and get a bipartisan support for it before being allowed to pardon anyone. The president should not be allowed to pardon someone related to him (in any way).

    The current public arrogance about having the authority to be able to pardon anyone (including himself) should be considered obstruction of justice as that is what it is.

  • Pardons are akin to monarchy

    One of the prime reasons why the Us left the British empire was so that there can be democracy. Only in a dictatorship and monarchy do the pardon. Which have the ability to supersede the law of the land. It is in itself against what the American forefathers wanted and hence should be revoked

  • Presidential pardons undermine judicial sentences

    Presidential pardons often contradict judicial sentences and cause controversy between the opposing stances; presidential or judicial. Representers of the law concentrate their careers to administrating equality and justice through the field that they are devoted to. Yes, corruption can be ubiquitous but in these cases, it is up to supporting judges to come together and brainstorm on what actions should be undergone and how to execute them to prevent future problems.

  • A corrupt president can use the pardon to undermine investigators.

    Investigations into the wrongdoings of a president typically involve finding evidence against collaborators and then making a deal: clemency for them in exchange for evidence against a bigger fish, e.g. the president. But if the collaborators believe that the president will pardon them for their crimes, then investigators have no leverage, making it much harder to build a case against the corrupt president.

    Nobody should have that power.

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