Can the President Pardon Himself?

Friday, January 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As President Donald 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? An 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. The panelists are Professor John C. Harrison; Brian Kalt, professor of law and Harold Norris Faculty Scholar at Michigan State University; Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law Stanford University; and Professor Micah Schwartzman, director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. Register

Contact: Micah Schwartzman
Sponsor: Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, The Miller Center
Location: Online