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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:13 PM

A Proposal

If we do take the government trifecta this year I propose a constitutional amendment in response to the blatant abuse of the power by Trump:

The power to issue pardons and commutations will be vested in a commission of six lawyers, chaired by the Chief Justice.

Three lawyers are chosen by the president's party and 3 are chosen by the opposition.

Not perfect but it might put the brakes on future pardon mills.



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Jake Stern Feb 2020 OP
RockRaven Feb 2020 #1
Timewas Feb 2020 #2
lame54 Feb 2020 #3
Jake Stern Feb 2020 #4

Response to Jake Stern (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. Amendments require 2/3 of both houses of Congress. There is no path to 67 Senate Dems,

and Senate GrOPers are corrupt traitors like the people Trump is pardoning, so....

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:50 PM

2. Also needs

I believe 38 states to ratify within some time frame set in the original proposal, they just finally had that happen for the equal rights amendment and that didn't make the deadline set for it...

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Response to Jake Stern (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 04:11 PM

3. Time limts on acting appointments

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Response to lame54 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 06:25 PM

4. Yes

No more than a year.

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