Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

Cassandra

After Bush commuted Lewis Libby’s sentence, the Internet has gone wild with the explanation that a pardon would have eliminated Libby’s ability to ‘take the Fifth’. No longer would he be incriminating himself if he talked about the crimes for which he had been pardoned.

I feel like Cassandra, because I’ve been blogging, blog-commenting, and email-to-bloggering about this constraint on pardon-giving for, I don’t know, how long is it now?

I really don’t understand why this point didn’t attract more attention earlier, because it is so simple, at least insofar as technical legal dilemmas can be simple.
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