Category Archives: Article II
On Constitution Thursday we delve into the statement by the current President to the effect that he could pardon himself, were such a pardon were actually needed.
It isn’t as clear-cut as you might want it to be – from a Constitutional viewpoint. But I would think that from a political viewpoint, it would create immense problems. Great problems. The biggest and best problems we’ve ever seen in this country.
And that would be, of course, just the beginning…
As Powerful as Louis XIV
Opinions and Pardons
On Constitution Thursday we will get into the statement by the current President to the effect that he could pardon himself if such a pardon were actually needed.
As a part of that, these are two of the episode that John and I did in 2013 that set up the whole discussion. They serve as a starting point for the discussion as to whether or not President Trump could pardon himself, if, as he indicated was not the case, he actually did something wrong.
President Trump has exercised his Executive authority to call forth the National Guard for the expressed purpose of “doing Military things” to guard the border with Mexico.
Whether or not you agree with his policy, today we ask the question about why it is that the President is calling forth the militia of the several states, when Article I section 8 makes it clear that Congress is supposed to be doing that.
It’s Constitution Thursday on Plausibly Live…