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Immigration Law

Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio

Paul Ingram, Tucson Sentinel, Aug. 25, 2017 - "President Donald Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, allowing the former lawman to walk free despite facing sentencing for his conviction on criminal contempt charges in a racial profiling case. ... Trump exercised his constitutional power to pardon Arpaio, although he bypassed the regular process that requires a five-year waiting period and lengthy federal review. ... The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled (in Burdick v. United States) that a pardon "carries an imputation of guilt and acceptance of a confession of it." ... Trump's issuing a pardon "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law," said U.S. Sen. John McCain."