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Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:07 AM

Ted Cruz Said He 'Never Studied' the Pardon Power. But in 2015 He Wrote About the Pardon Power.

by Colin Kalmbacher | 8:52 pm, June 5th, 2018

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In 2015, Cruz penned a lengthy piece for The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy titled, “The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Lawlessness.” To be clear, this is not an entire article about the presidential pardon power. Most of the piece analyzes the Obama administration’s alleged refusal to enforce federal law by comparing said presidency to previous instances of non-enforcement under presidents dating back to Abraham Lincoln.

Despite the overarching thrust of Cruz’s article, the pardon power research did occur. The senator did study the issue. And his study of the issue resulted in some opinionated writing on the subject. In the article, putatively peer-reviewed, Cruz specifically addresses the presidential pardon power and goes in depth on various points of detail. In footnote 79, the Lone Star State’s collective shame opines:

The pardon power was not seen as suspension or dispensation. Traditional understandings of the pardon portray it not as a policy instrument, but as an instrument for achieving justice or ameliorating political dissent on a case-by-case basis. As Chief Justice Marshall wrote, “A pardon is an act of grace, proceeding from the power intrusted with the execution of the laws, which exempts the individual, on whom it is bestowed, from the punishment the law inflicts for a crime he has committed.” United States v. Wilson, 32 U.S. 150, 160-61 (1833).


That, of course, is not all.

At another point, Cruz appears to directly address the issue of the presidential self-pardon. He writes, “The pardon power carries a scope specifically limited to crimes already committed. The pardon may not apply to acts that have not yet been committed, because it would function as a personal waiver, the impermissible dispensation of the laws.”

In other words, an earlier version of Ted Cruz wrote an awful lot about the presidential pardon. To do so, perforce, he must have studied this power at least a bit. And, this prior version of Cruz once wrote that a personal waiver equates to “the impermissible dispensation of the laws.” That’s still slippery lawyer speak, but considering Cruz’s central thesis, one can assume it’s bad.

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https://lawandcrime.com/opinion/ted-cruz-said-he-never-studied-the-pardon-power-but-in-2015-he-wrote-about-the-pardon-power/

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Reply Ted Cruz Said He 'Never Studied' the Pardon Power. But in 2015 He Wrote About the Pardon Power. (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2018 OP
C_U_L8R Jun 2018 #1
duforsure Jun 2018 #2
mythology Jun 2018 #3
oasis Jun 2018 #4
NewJeffCT Jun 2018 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2018 #11
plimsoll Jun 2018 #18
bronxiteforever Jun 2018 #6
NewJeffCT Jun 2018 #19
kmla Jun 2018 #7
exboyfil Jun 2018 #8
Dem_4_Life Jun 2018 #9
Javaman Jun 2018 #10
DFW Jun 2018 #12
Initech Jun 2018 #13
malthaussen Jun 2018 #14
Rabrrrrrr Jun 2018 #20
MineralMan Jun 2018 #15
elleng Jun 2018 #16
SleeplessinSoCal Jun 2018 #17
DFW Jun 2018 #21
RainCaster Jun 2018 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:11 AM

1. It's a reflection of the person who wields it

Smart, compassionate and graceful in a smart, compassionate, graceful person's hands.
Otherwise with a spiteful idiot clown like Trump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:19 AM

2. Once again,

Ted Cruz shows he's another bold faced liar, just like he's been doing to the people he says he represents, yet has he gone to any border immigration facilities to find out if these immigrant children are being treated properly. He could care less about them or how cruelly they're being treated. He's just another corrupt liar like trump is. Only a more careful talker .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:19 AM

3. That was different, it was about Obama and Obama bad

 

It makes perfect sense if you are an insipid immoral imbecile.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:27 AM

4. Ted's just so full of.....

himself.💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:29 AM

5. So, his 2015 paper

was just pulled out of his ass?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 03:12 PM

11. Probably out of an intern who he was abusing in some ways. . . . nt

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 09:18 AM

18. Yes, probably an intern.

Even if he wrote it himself. He's probably telling the truth here. Studying usually leads to some degree of learning. Senator Cruz believes he's the smartest person in any room. There's nothing to learn because he already knows "The Truth(tm)."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:47 AM

6. Unbelievable. The only thing Cheeto got right is that

He is Lyin Ted Cruz.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 09:30 AM

19. If you look at the ratings on those "fact check" sites

Trump was the biggest liar of them all and the only one even close to Trump was Cruz.

Any wonder that Cruz was the initial client of Cambridge Analytica? CA only moved to Trump after Cruz dropped out of the race.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 08:11 AM

7. He may be telling the truth...

Because he never studied it, and did not write the piece for the Harvard Journal of Law.

Could have been written by one of his staffers, and he just put his name on it. Lied then about writing it. Telling the truth now about not studying it.

That seems like the most likely version to me...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 08:12 AM

8. Too bad the reporter was not ready with a follow up question

using this article. Maybe another one will get the chance in the future.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 08:25 AM

9. He just lies all over the place he can't keep up

Even more reason fight as hard as we can to elect Beto!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 10:58 AM

10. gasp! the zodiac killer is full of shit? who would have thought??? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 05:07 PM

12. Ted Cruz and the truth

As Kipling put it, "never the twain shall meet:"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 6, 2018, 07:40 PM

13. They couldn't be more full of shit if they were a fertilizer truck.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:52 AM

14. Just because he wrote an article about it doesn't mean he studied it.

In fact, I doubt he did, since it wasn't a factual article. Just get a few flunkies to do the research, and have another flunky string them together comprehensively, then scrawl your own name at the bottom.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:48 AM

20. Exactly! I was going to make the same point, but you beat me to it.



Pretty much true about any Jesus-freak GOPer politician - just because they write about or speak about something doesn't mean that they've studied it. In fact, it's pretty much a given that they haven't.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:56 AM

15. Oh, I doubt he wrote that in the first place.

He had someone write it for him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 10:34 AM

16. Guess he wrote it without studying it,

good trick!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 12:23 PM

17. "Conservatives" are in a club that guarantees absolute loyalty.

Read about a candidate breaking that rule in a debate with other cons when he tried to criticize trump misogyny, saying he'd use his "second amendment" on him if anyone treated his daughter the way trump treats women. Apparently it is treason to the cause of their conservatism to even carefully speak out.

Cruz is protected from the far worse sin of being a Democrat. WE are the enemy. WE are ISIS to cons.

The country is effed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:59 PM

21. It's the Republican way

Spout off about stuff you know nothing about, have Fox Noise quote you, and--voilà!--instant authority (just add water--or hot air, as the case may be). The number of things Republicans think they know because Fox Noise, National Hate Radio, or propagandist Republican members of Congress told them so, may or may not be greater than the population of the earth, and I wouldn't want to speculate which is the greater number at any given moment.

It does not surprise me in the slightest that Cruz says he knows nothing about something he wrote about. He didn't know anything about it while he was writing about it, either. Foxsuckers STILL will think he's an authority. The very fact that he can write, after all........

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:25 PM

22. His memory is shorter than his *fingers*

Yeah, his ahem.

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