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Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman, a Bloomberg View columnist, is an author and professor of constitutional and international law at Harvard. He was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.


Presidential pardons have been a bad idea since 1787

The president of the United States isn’t a king, and he isn’t above the law — or so constitutional law professors like me keep reminding everybody. But the painful truth is that there is one exception to this truth: the pardon power.