Northwestern Law Professor Martin Redish: President Trump weaponized the pardoning power

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Northwestern Law Professor Martin Redish explains how the president created an avenue for government administrators to breach individual rights. He describes why this dialogue should be bipartisan. Read his opinion piece in The New York Times.

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