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Started by nebo113, April 07, 2023, 06:52:00 AM
Quote from: financeguy on April 08, 2023, 12:25:42 AMNotice that those who want a conviction only advocate for one on grounds of "to do it or not" while those that oppose a conviction evaluate it as a tradeoff given likely second and third order effects. You don't get to choose to just convict. You can choose to do so WITH a bunch of other consequences but in no world does "and then what" just go away as a concern. Every right leaning DA in the country now is thinking about how they can get as much face time as Bragg by going after a leftist. They will certainly be able to find something, as is always the case with any target.
Quote from: Wahoo Redux on April 07, 2023, 04:53:37 PMAnd I agree that no one should be above the law, but imprisoning Trump, I am afraid, will be dangerously destabilizing as well as incredibly expensive.
Quote from: quasihumanist on April 10, 2023, 01:29:31 PMQuote from: Wahoo Redux on April 07, 2023, 04:53:37 PMAnd I agree that no one should be above the law, but imprisoning Trump, I am afraid, will be dangerously destabilizing as well as incredibly expensive.The executive can commute someone's prison sentence without pardoning them. I believe most courts have ruled that the commutation power is constitutionally implied by the pardoning power.