UB Law Faculty Speak Out on Arpaio Pardon
August 29, 2017
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Members of the faculty from the University of Baltimore School of Law are speaking out on the recent presidential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joseph Arpaio.
In an op-ed published in The Baltimore Sun, Prof. Kimberly Wehle argues that President Donald Trump's use of Article II pardon power in the case of Arpaio has serious implications for American democracy.
Read about Prof. Wehle's commentary.
In The Atlantic, Prof. Garrett Epps writes that the pardon reveals that "a flagrant contempt for judges and courts is the subtext," and questions how the judiciary will respond when the rule of law faces a serious internal threat to its supremacy.
Read Prof. Epps's article.