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trump’s pardons of lawless fanatics are undermining the department of justice

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trump’s pardons of lawless fanatics are undermining the department of justice

news that president donald trump has pardoned two cattle ranchers who committed arson on public lands should alarm anyone who is committed to our legal institutions, particularly federal law enforcement. on tuesday, trump pardoned dwight hammond jr. and his son, steven hammond, who were convicted on charges of arson on public lands in 2012. following their convictions, they were sentenced to three months and 12 months in prison, despite facing statutory mandatory minimum sentences of five years. the government prevailed on appeal, and the hammonds were resentenced to the mandatory minimum of five years. both men were sent back to prison to complete their sentences in 2016. their return to prison inspired the 41-day occupation of a nationa...