Pardons: FLETCHER V. JUDGE GRAHAM (SC; 5/18/2006)

FLETCHER V. JUDGE GRAHAM
CRIMINAL – Effect of governor’s pardons on grand jury investigation
2005-SC-001009-MR.pdf
PUBLISHED 
AFFIRMING IN PART, REVERSING IN PART AND REMANDING; JOHNSTONE
DATE:  5/18/2006

Governor has constitutional authority to issue pardons of unidentified and unnamed individuals prior to those individuals being indicted.  Acceptance of pardons can be inferred from circumstances.  Grand jury has no authority to issue indictments against members of the class of persons who were pardoned.

Michael Stevens, ed.

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