New York has been able to get things against Do0nald Trump that the Feds have not….
This new law means that the NewYork City DA and New York State Attorney General can keep after anyone that Trump might pardon of Federal c rimes…
Is putting some people out there on their own no matter what Trump might offer them as cover….
They shouldn’t count on Trump after seeing the n umber of people that did Trump’s bidding in jail right now, eh?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday morning that will let New York prosecutors bring charges against individuals who have received presidential pardons for related crimes.
“We never thought we would have to worry about a state needing to review the president’s pardon power,” Assembly sponsor Joe Lentol (D-Brooklyn) said in a statement. “However, actions today remind us that presidential powers can be used with bad intentions.”
The federal Supreme Court has found that the constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy does not apply to the states. It does not bar state prosecutors from bringing charges against individuals who have already been tried on similar federal crimes. However, New York’s existing law included additional safeguards that prohibited these second trials.
“States have a right to pursue crimes that are state crimes that took place within their jurisdiction,” Senate sponsor Todd Kaminsky (D-Nassau) said earlier this year. “New York has written that out because of this loophole.”…