mikeandgerry wrote:Pardons are a part of the system of checks and balances.
There are plenty of other "checks and balances" on the judiciary. Presidential pardons are just an invitation to corruption.
mikeandgerry wrote:The problem with them is that they are abused by the president at the end of his term when he/she/it won't face public scrutiny.
& they always will be, so get rid of them!