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Could Trump pardon himself? It's complicated

In conservative circles, few arguments are more triggering than those that begin: "The Founding Fathers never could have imagined ..."

There are several reasons conservatives don't like this line of reasoning, but chief among them is that it gives license to progressives to exceed constitutional restraints. Because the founders never could have imagined air travel, AR-15s or Twitter, the logic goes, we are free to come up with laws that violate the text or intent of the

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