The Ambivalent Embrace of Kingly Power: Executive Clemency in Mid-Century Politics and Constitutional Thought
The American Revolution did away with monarchical authority but preserved kingly pardoning power. Its chief federal architect, Alexander Hamilton, developed his thinking on the �true character of the executive� in New York State, which more than any other both inspired and followed federal political thought on the place of executive clemency in a republican democracy. By focusing on a controversial 1847 pardon, whereby the governor released 18 felons serving sentences for acts of anti-rent...[Show more]
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