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trump's controversial arpaio pardon faces new legal scrutiny

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trump's controversial arpaio pardon faces new legal scrutiny

donald trump recently boasted that he enjoys “the complete power to pardon.” and at first blush, that sounds about right: the constitution says a sitting president “shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the united states.”it seems pretty straightforward. many may have legitimate concerns about a president pardoning a disgraced former sheriff who abused his office, ignored a federal court order, and targeted people of color while acting as if he were above the law, but if the president’s pardon power is effectively unlimited, it looks like there’s no available recourse.but what if those assumptions about presidential prerogative are overly simplistic? what if there’s still plenty of scrutiny...