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  • Can President Trump pardon himself?

    Jason Mazzone, the Lynn H. Murray Faculty Scholar in Law and co-director of the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law at the University of Illinois College of Law.

    No provision of the Constitution prohibits President Trump from pardoning himself, although the threat of impeachment should function as a check on his clemency powers, said Jason Mazzone, the Lynn H. Murray Faculty Scholar in Law and co-director of the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law at the University of Illinois College of Law.

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Jason Mazzone, call 217-300-0385; email mazzonej@illinois.edu