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Stone Cold Justice: The Problems With the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Are Real and Troubling, Even in Cases That Do Not Involve the President's Pals Feb. 26, 2020

Jacob Sullum

"Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong!" proclaimed the T-shirts worn by his supporters. Federal prosecutors... Read More

Trump's Own Criminal Justice Reform Feb. 23, 2020

Debra J. Saunders

For decades, a small cadre of reformers pushed whichever president occupied the Oval Office to use h... Read More

The Curious Case of Roger Stone Feb. 20, 2020

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Roger Stone is a gifted political consultant known for going the distance for his clients. He has wo... Read More

Under Trump, Crooked Big Shots Get a Break Feb. 20, 2020

Steve Chapman

Irving Kristol, a New York intellectual and youthful communist who became a guru of the American rig... Read More

Pardon My Turkey Dec. 02, 2019

Marc Dion

Heavy lies the head that wears the turkey. Pres. Donald Trump pardoned two turkeys just before Thank... Read More

Court's Double-Jeopardy Ruling May Help Thwart Trump's Pardon Abuse Jun. 27, 2019

Daily Editorials

The U.S. Supreme Court last week made a little-noticed but, under the current president, potentially... Read More

Can President Trump Shoot Jim Comey? Jun. 07, 2018

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Last weekend, the White House leaked a copy of a letter sent by President Donald Trump's legal team ... Read More

Trump's Lies Betray His Desperation Jun. 07, 2018

Steve Chapman

Here's what I hope Robert Mueller will conclude when he is done investigating Donald Trump's 2016 ca... Read More

Trump Grants Mercy with Little Input from Justice Department Jun. 05, 2018

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump asserted Monday that he has "the absolute right to PARDON ... Read More

Why Trump Must Think Twice Before He Pardons Flynn Dec. 02, 2017

Joe Conason

Ever since Michael Flynn departed the Trump White House under a cloud of disgrace last February, spe... Read More

Dangers Are Coming to the Rule of Law Aug. 31, 2017

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Amid the bad news this summer of racial tensions in Charlottesville and biblical-like floods in Hous... Read More

There Is No Pardoning Joe Arpaio Aug. 30, 2017

Connie Schultz

Nearly 10 years before Donald Trump pardoned him, Joe Arpaio made clear his racism, in a most public... Read More

Respecting the Power of the Pardon Aug. 20, 2017

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has not used the power granted to him in the U.S. Constitu... Read More

Authentic Republican Wisdom Aug. 05, 2017

Mark Shields

American campaigns were not always, I can testify from personal witness, about the politics of perso... Read More

Gerald Ford and the 2016 Election Nov. 05, 2016

Mark Shields

On Sept. 8, 1974, one month after he became the nation's only un-elected commander in chief, Preside... Read More

No Pardon for Edward Snowden Sep. 22, 2016

Steve Chapman

Edward Snowden did Americans a service. In revealing that the National Security Agency was collectin... Read More

Snowden, Putin, Trump Sep. 15, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

The ACLU is behind a campaign to prompt President Obama to pardon National Security Agency leaker Ed... Read More

What the Patti Hearst Pardon Is Not Aug. 23, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president ... Read More

Thanksgiving in and out of Prison Nov. 27, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

In December 2001, I wrote my first column urging President George W. Bush to commute the sentence of... Read More

The Anti-Pardon Pardon Attorney Dec. 24, 2013

Debra J. Saunders

The Department of Justice should get a new name — like the Department That Can See No Evil, th... Read More