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Request for Review: Pardons

Sir Salibaic

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on: February 09, 2021, 12:31:43 pm
Mr Chief Justice, I would like to request that you review the abilities of pardons.

The constitution describes the powers of pardons ability to be used once per term however, the law does not define if you can partially pardon or only fully pardon for a crime.  Does the Prime Minister have the power to issue partial pardons and does it have the same restrictions as full pardons.

Yours Sincerely,

Sir Salibaic
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Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 12:32:55 pm
Please define partial pardons.
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Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 12:35:53 pm
A partial pardon can pardon parts of a sentence such as if a defendant was punished with 2 months of loss of voting rights and right to hold public office, the Prime Minister could pardon the voting rights section rather than the whole sentence


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Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 08:57:30 am
The Court has unanimously determined that partial pardons are unconstitutional. The Constitution states that the pardon entirely voids a person's punishment.

Relevant law:
12. The Prime Minister may issue a pardon to anyone convicted of a crime, effectively canceling that person's sentence, provided that the person is not themselves, a close friend of theirs, or an associate in government. They may only issue a pardon once per term.
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