A useful Lawfare post
|Private Eddie Slovik|
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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