The Presidential Clemency Program: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session ... April 14, 17, and 18, 1975

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975 - Clemency - 255 pages
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Page 103 - 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 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 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 105 - 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 58 - ... apprehension, escape from confinement, and breach of parole, in violation of Articles 85, 95, and 134, Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 USC 885, 895, and 934, respectively. He was convicted as charged. Although subject to a maximum punishment of confinement at hard labor for four and one-half years, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction to the lowest enlisted grade, and a dishonorable discharge, he was sentenced to confinement at hard labor for eighteen months, reduction to...
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 102 - 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 42 - The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare is hereby authorized and empowered, without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President, to exercise the authority vested in the President by Section 704 of Title 37 of the United States Code to prescribe regulations.
Page 96 - I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past." Ford announced that he was "throwing the weight of my Presidency into the scales of justice on the side of leniency" and he emphasized that "As I reject [blanket] amnesty, so I reject [blanket] revenge.

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