New York attorney general wants to prosecute people twice for same crime, violating Constitution

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood wants Americans pardoned by the president to face additional criminal prosecution in her state, a seeming endorsement to violate the Constitution’s moratorium on “double jeopardy.” Underwood released a statement on Friday calling for New York lawmakers to close the state’s “double jeopardy loophole.” Her demand came after President Donald Trump pardoned Dinesh D’Souza. What did she say? President Trump’s latest pardon makes crystal clear his willingness to use his pardon power to thwart the cause of justice, rather than advance it. By pardoning Dinesh D’Souza, President Trump is undermining the rule of law by pardoning a political supporter who is an unapologetic convicted felon. First it was Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Then it was Scooter Libby. Now it’s Dinesh D’Souza. We can’t afford to wait to see who will be next. Lawmakers must act now to close New York’s double jeopardy loophole and ensure that anyone …

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