Friday, June 1, 2018

The pardon power and the case of Private Slovik

Private Eddie Slovik
A useful Lawfare post by Jack Goldsmith and Maddie McMahon surveys the materials on the President's pardon power. Among them is a link to this 1977 Office of Legal Counsel opinion concerning whether a posthumous pardon of executed World War II deserter Eddie Slovik would affect his widow's ability to collect on his insurance policy. The Lawfare piece also includes links to a variety of other opinions regarding the application of the pardon power to military cases.

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