Under the constitution, the President has the authority to grant pardon for federal offenses, including those adjudicated in the "United States District Courts", the "Superior Court of the District Of Columbia", and "Military Courts- Martial". In contrast', the President cannot pardon a state criminal offense. Instead, applicants seeking clemency for a state criminal conviction require what is known as a "Governor's Pardon" from the governor of the state. Of which, in this case would be the Governor of Maryland. Interesting enough', the rules governing applicant's with federal convictions states, "Applicant's must satisfy a minium waiting period of (5) year's before he/she becomes eligible to apply for a "Presidential Pardon" on a federal conviction".
I really cannot foresee a negative impact the #I Vote 20#, development will have on law makers, and so forth.......How about you????
"'The Maryland Constitution empowers the Governor to grant executive clemency, including pardons, at his discretion under the conditions he deems proper". Pardons forgive a crime but, does n't erase a conviction.
But, Damn...... Why a 20 year waiting period before that. SHeeSH!!!
Rupe Jr .
Good looking out',
to all those that have supported and continue push and raise the awareness of the #I VOTE 20# movement.
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- “Progress does not happen by chance, it happens by choice. Hope drives belief. Belief drives action. And action achieves results.” Gov. Martin O'Malley
- "This guy maticulously sheds some interesting light, on key points that correspond with this petitions intentions"........Check it out!! http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/24/militarizing-the-police-how-far-is-too-f