Publication Date: July 2007
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Pfiffner
Research Area: Government
Keywords: supplemental; MILC; emergency
Coverage: United States
The pardon power has been and will remain a powerful constitutional tool of the President. Its use has the potential to achieve much good for the polity or to increase political conflict. Only the wisdom of the President can ensure its appropriate use.