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Don't be too surprised if a back-dated self-pardon suddenly shows up. (Original Post) Frasier Balzov Dec 2022 OP
There is none. former9thward Dec 2022 #1
He need only to have thought it. Sneederbunk Dec 2022 #2
And if NOT, he's possibly a bigger fucking Grown2Hate Dec 2022 #3
no H2O Man Dec 2022 #4
That would be hilarious. perfessor Dec 2022 #5
It wouldn't help him with the Mar-a-Lago documents. tritsofme Dec 2022 #6
Sure, he can try, but it won't fly. Self-pardons are not a thing, not now, not ever Lettuce Be Dec 2022 #7
Just burn it up in the fireplace n/t BlueSpot Dec 2022 #8
thats like pulling yourself up into the air by your shoelaces Blues Heron Dec 2022 #9
Closing Argument #1: Why the Courts WILL Strike Down a Trump Self-Pardon LetMyPeopleVote Dec 2022 #10
It's only legal if he uses the correct color of sharpie. Autumn Dec 2022 #11
Only legal if when he granted it ... Captain Zero Dec 2022 #12
No court would uphold a self-pardon Sympthsical Dec 2022 #13
I, for one, will be surprised. onenote Dec 2022 #14
Is there a bridge or hotel for him to fall from? LiberalFighter Dec 2022 #15

Lettuce Be

(2,334 posts)
7. Sure, he can try, but it won't fly. Self-pardons are not a thing, not now, not ever
Wed Dec 28, 2022, 08:37 PM
Dec 2022

You cannot be your own judge and jury. Doesn't mean tRump won't try, and cause a big fancy lawsuit project, all the way to the Supremes, but it still will not fly.

LetMyPeopleVote

(142,832 posts)
10. Closing Argument #1: Why the Courts WILL Strike Down a Trump Self-Pardon
Thu Dec 29, 2022, 10:28 AM
Dec 2022

Self-pardons do not appear to be constitutional. Otherwise, TFG would have done a self-pardon before he left office



Sympthsical

(8,598 posts)
13. No court would uphold a self-pardon
Thu Dec 29, 2022, 10:47 AM
Dec 2022

If a president could pardon themselves, what would constrain them from breaking every law imaginable while in office and simply going, "Too bad. Pardon!"

This is kind of wacky even for your usual armchair internet constitutional scholars.

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