New York Atty General Urges State Lawmakers To Close New York’s Double Jeopardy Loophole To Prevent Those Pardoned By Trump From Evading Potential State Prosecution

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News Release from the Office of New York Attorney General Schneiderman:
A.G. Schneiderman Sends Letter Urging State Lawmakers To Close New York’s Double Jeopardy Loophole To Prevent Those Pardoned By The President From Evading Potential State Prosecution
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter to state lawmakers today urging them to close a loophole in New York’s double jeopardy law.

Closing the loophole would ensure that individuals who broke New York law could not evade accountability for any state crimes as a result of a strategically-timed pardon by the president.

The letter is available here: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/letter_from_ag.pdf

“Long ago, the Supreme Court made clear that presidents cannot pardon for state crimes—now it’s time for New York law to do the same,” said Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “By closing New York’s double jeopardy loophole, lawmakers can ensure that no one accused of breaking New York’s laws will escape accountability…

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