As President Trump prepares to leave office, can he give himself a presidential pardon? What are the legal arguments for and against self-pardoning? What does the original meaning of the Constitution say about this issue, and is there precedent for it? This expert panel will focus on the constitutional basis of the pardon power, its history and limits, the relationship between pardoning and impeachment, and the legal and political implications of an attempt by the president to self-pardon.
This event is co-sponsored by the Miller Center and UVA's Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. It is made possible thanks to the generous support of the George and Judy Marcus Democracy Praxis Fund.