Eric Schneiderman, New York AG, seeks authority to prosecute despite presidential pardons

Eric Schneiderman, New York AG, seeks authority to prosecute despite presidential pardons

The attorney-general of New York wants to be able to bring state charges against people who’ve received presidential pardons, citing President Trump and accusing him of recklessness. Eric Schneiderman asked the leaders of New York state government in a letter Tuesday to change the state’s double jeopardy law, which says people who receive presidential pardons cannot have state charges brought against them.

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