The Presidential Clemency Program: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice ... , 94-1, April 14, 17, 18, 1975

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1975 - 255 pages
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Page 43 - Employment by a nonprofit organization, association, or corporation which is primarily engaged either in a charitable activity conducted for the benefit of the general public or in carrying out a program for the improvement of the public health or welfare, including educational and scientific activities in support thereof, when such activity or program is not principally for the benefit of the members of such organization, association, or corporation, or for increasing the membership thereof.
Page 105 - shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States, except in cases of impeachment;" and Whereas a rebellion now exists whereby the loyal State governments of several States have for a long time been subverted, and many persons have committed and are now guilty of treason against the United States; and...
Page 42 - USC 305 and 606), and by section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows : SECTION 1.
Page 107 - power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment,' this power has never been held to take from Congress the power to pass acts of general amnesty, and is ordinarily exercised only in cases of individuals after conviction, although, as was said by this court in Ex parte Garland, 4 Wall.
Page 50 - Mr. Chairman, this concludes my statement and I would be pleased to answer any questions you might have.
Page 43 - ... in lieu of such induction, be ordered by his local board, subject to such regulations as the President may prescribe, to perform for a period equal to the period prescribed in section 4 (b) such civilian work contributing to the maintenance of the national health, safety, or interest as the local board may deem appropriate...
Page 104 - Congress; and, equally, that his constitutional power in these respects cannot be interrupted, abridged or limited by any legislative enactment. But is that power exclusive, in the sense that no other officer can remit forfeitures or penalties incurred for the violation of the laws of the United States? This question cannot be answered in the affirmative without adjudging that the practice in reference to remissions by the Secretary of the Treasury and other officers, which has been observed and...
Page 146 - Who will show me any constitutional injunction which makes it the duty of the American people to surrender everything valuable in life, and even life itself, not when the safety of their country and its liberties may demand the sacrifice, but whenever the purposes of an ambitious and mischievous government may require it...
Page 103 - Amnesty is defined by the lexicographers to be an act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon for a past offence, and is rarely, if ever, exercised in favor of single individuals, and is usually exerted In behalf of certain classes of persons who are subject to trial, but have not yet been convicted.
Page 105 - The General Amnesty Law of 1872 removed all political disabilities imposed by the third section of the Fourteenth Amendment from all persons except certain Senators and Representatives and civil and military personnel. A similar but more comprehensive measure was enacted in...

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