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Thu May 31, 2018, 11:56 AM

Does Presidential pardoning power extend to civil suits?

If not, we citizens ought to band together and sue a few in this administration. We standing because our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are being violated every day, especially if you are a minority.

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Reply Does Presidential pardoning power extend to civil suits? (Original post)
Alethia Merritt May 2018 OP
elleng May 2018 #1
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Response to Alethia Merritt (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:58 AM

1. No.

In the United States, the pardon power for federal crimes is granted to the President of the United States under Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution which states that the President "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment .

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Response to Alethia Merritt (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:58 AM

2. No, there is no such thing as a "pardon" in a civil suit.

 


All kinds of organizations pursue lawsuits against the government every day.

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Response to Alethia Merritt (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:04 PM

3. Nope.

 

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Response to Alethia Merritt (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 12:05 PM

4. No, and...

the "Westfall Act" "accords federal employees absolute immunity from tort claims arising out of acts undertaken in the course of their official duties".

See: 28 U.S. Code 2679 - Exclusiveness of remedy : https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/2679

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