Judicial review of clemency powers: Should clemency and pardon powers be subject to judicial review?

  • Clemency and Pardons

    Clemencies and Pardons should be subjected to judicial review just as any legal issue that concerns a parties rights for another opinion.. Judicial review is set in place so that both sides, that is the offense and the defense, gets a fair representation of the issues and of the facts.

  • No, they are a check and balance.

    No, clemency and pardon powers should not be subject to judicial review, because clemency is a function of the executive branch, that checks a decision made by the legislative branch. Allowing the judicial branch to check the decision of the executive only has the effect of nullifying the decision of the executive.

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