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federal judge refuses to erase joe arpaio’s conviction despite trump pardon


a federal judge on thursday shot down former sheriff joe arpaio's bid to sweep his criminal record clean.






federal judge: pardon sets joe arpaio free, but he's still guilty


sheriff joe arpaio accepted a presidential pardon for his crime, then tried to have the verdict overturned. that isn't how it's going to works, says u.s. district judge susan r. bolton, who refused to erase the criminal's conviction. bolton said the pardon only freed arpaio from possible punishment. in a four-page order offering a check on the president’s executive power, bolton wrote that a pardon could not erase the facts of the case. “the power to pardon is an executive prerogative of mercy, not of judicial recordkeeping,” bolton wrote in the decision. “to vacate all rulings in this case would run afoul of this important distinction. the court found defendant guilty of criminal contempt.” the president issued the pardon, and arpaio was spared “from any punishment that might otherwise






judge lets trump’s pardon of former sheriff arpaio stand


president donald trump's pardon of former sheriff joe arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order in an immigration case will stand after a judge on wednesday rejected arguments that it would encourage government officials to flout similar judicial commands in the future.






joe arpaio's pardon defended by a 'whataboutism' that doesn't hold up


it was difficult late friday into saturday to find anyone willing to defend president trump’s decision to pardon joe arpaio before a federal judge sentenced the disgraced former arizona sheriff for criminal contempt. some tried. some compared the pardon to president obama’s commutation of the federal...






trump isn't expected to pardon joe arpaio on tuesday


president donald trump isn't expected to take action tuesday on a possible pardon of former sheriff joe arpaio's conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case.






trump's first pardon spares political ally arpaio


president donald trump spared former arizona sheriff joe arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman's recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on latinos.






trump’s first pardon spares political ally arpaio


phoenix (ap) — president donald trump spared former arizona sheriff joe arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman’s recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on latinos. the white house said 85-year-old arpaio was a “worthy candidate” for the […]






‘remedy is impeachment’: harvard law prof blasts trump pardoning joe arpaio


president donald trump committed an impeachable offense with his late friday pardon of former sheriff joe arpaio, according to a prominent harvard law professor. “this is the crime that trump is suggesting he might pardon: willful defiance of a federal judge’s lawful order to enforce the constitutio...






trump isn’t expected to pardon joe arpaio on tuesday


phoenix (ap) — president donald trump isn’t expected to take action tuesday on a possible pardon of former sheriff joe arpaio’s conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case. white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders told reporters that the president would take no action tuesday on arpaio as trump plans to […]






in pardoning arpaio, trump sends a dangerous message to unscrupulous cops: no ne


to the editor: i read with dismay, but not surprise, that president trump had pardoned joe arpaio, the former sheriff of maricopa county, ariz. (“trump sends message with arpaio pardon: the federal government expects local help enforcing immigration laws,” aug. 26) not only does the pardon send...






justice department backs arpaio as advocacy group argues trump’s pardon ‘eviscer


the department of justice on monday filed a court briefing asking a federal judge to throw out a criminal contempt case against joe arpaio, as an advocacy group moves to challenge donald trump’s unconditional pardon of the former arizona sheriff. “a pardon issued before entry of final judgment...






morning joe rips possible arpaio pardon: trump will enrage every judge to please


president donald trump will hold a campaign rally tuesday in arizona, where he may pardon former sheriff joe arpaio — a move that msnbc’s joe scarborough said would be disastrously unwise. the president may grant his first pardon to arpaio — a prominent “birther,” anti-...






judge to hear arguments on bid to erase hernandez conviction


a judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for late nfl star aaron hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder.






arizona judge considers ways to legally out-maneuver trump’s pardon of joe arpai


an arizona district court judge is weighing arguments against throwing out charges against arizona’s sheriff joe arpaio in spite of president donald trump’s pardon. according to lawnewz.com, district court judge susan bolton has yet to grant a motion by arpaio’s attorneys to have a...






judge to hear arguments on bid to erase hernandez conviction


fall river, mass. (ap) — a judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for former nfl star aaron hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder. the former new england patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell on april 19 while serving a life sentence in the killing […]






judge to hear arguments on bid to erase hernandez conviction


fall river, mass. (ap) — a judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for late nfl star aaron hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder. the former new england patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell on april 19 while serving a life sentence in the killing […]






to pardon or not: does joe arpaio deserve prison time or our thanks?


to the editor: joe arpaio, the controversial former sheriff of maricopa county, ariz., was convicted of contempt of court for his refusal to follow the law and obey a judge’s order to stop his racial profiling practices.president trump has indicated his intent to pardon him. if trump does indeed...






trump pardons ex-sheriff joe arpaio, convicted in federal case


president donald trump spared former sheriff joe arpaio a possible jail sentence by pardoning a recent federal conviction over ignoring a judge's order to end his immigration patrols.






trump's pardon of arpaio undermines the constitution. he should be impeached


to the editor: in arguing that donald trump will not be impeached for what he concedes is the president’s “highly inappropriate” pardon of joe arpaio, the former sheriff of maricopa county, ariz., jeffrey crouch fails to consider what distinguishes this pardon from all others. (“can trump be impeached...






trump hints at pardon for former arizona sheriff arpaio


u.s. president donald trump hinted on tuesday that he would issue a pardon for joe arpaio, a controversial former sheriff convicted last month of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case. trump, who had already held out the possibility of a pardon for arpaio, decided against announcing it at a m...






judge refuses to throw out rulings in former sheriff joe arpaio's conviction


the judge in former sheriff joe arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman's request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained her reasoning in finding him guilty of a crime. the request denied thursday by u.s. district judge susan...






judge agrees to erase aaron hernandez's 2013 murder conviction


former nfl star aaron hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder can be erased because he died before his appeal was heard, a judge ruled tuesday. judge e. susan garsh said case law in massachusetts has long established that defendants who have not had the merits of their appeals decided before they...






trump pardon pains those who feel like joe arpaio's victims


former arizona sheriff joe arpaio is taking a victory lap now that president donald trump has pardoned his recent conviction, giving political speeches, raising money and boasting he's been vindicated following a politically motivated prosecution.






‘demented’: historian blasts trump for being ‘proud as a rooster’ over arpaio pa


in a monday night panel on cnn, one presidential historian used harsh terms to describe president donald trump’s bizarre defense of the timing of his pardon for racist ex-sheriff joe arpaio. earlier in the evening, trump told a crowd of finnish media that he announced his pardon as hurricane h...






if trump pardons arpaio, he'll reward defiance of the courts, and that's wrong


president trump hinted tuesday night that he planned to pardon former arizona sheriff joseph arpaio for his federal contempt of court conviction, telling a crowd in phoenix: “i’ll make a prediction: i think he’s going to be just fine. but i won’t do it tonight because i don’t want to cause any...






trump will pardon arpaio because of infowars, drudge


as president donald trump reportedly was preparing to issue his first pardon—to convicted maricopa county sheriff joe arpaio—the notoriously anti-immigrant arizona sheriff was crediting a bucket line of right wing bloggers and broadcasters for getting his story to trump’s attention. arpaio, who unap...






man walks free after federal judge tosses murder conviction


a man who was imprisoned for 36 years walked free thursday after a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the french quarter of new orleans.






‘this guy is a complete thug’: morning joe rips trump’s pardon of sheriff joe as


president donald trump’s pardon of “thug” former sheriff joe arpaio could be considered an impeachable offense, according to msnbc’s joe scarborough. the “morning joe” host said the president had undermined the rule of law by pardoning arpaio’s conviction fo...






pardoning joe arpaio would be a constitutional crisis


president donald trump seems enthralled by his possession of the pardon power, and now he has in mind joe arpaio, the former sheriff of maricopa county in arizona, as the first object of his beneficence. he entertained his phoenix political rally with the suggestion arpaio merited a pardon; he...






‘he is our bigot-in-chief’: ex-watergate prosecutor scorches trump for racially


former watergate prosecutor nick ackerman blasted president donald trump on saturday in an msnbc discussion about trump’s pardon of arizona former sheriff joe arpaio. “i think this entire pardon is totally outrageous,” ackerman said. “it undermines our legal system, our judic...






trump has been advised not to pardon former sheriff joe arpaio yet


at a rally in phoenix, trump hinted he might pardon arpaio






ex-clinton aide reveals how the arpaio pardon is trump’s way of ‘sending a signa


after a late-night presidential pardon of sheriff joe arpaio by donald trump, bill maher’s political panel ripped into the decision. however, it was democratic strategist and cnn commentator paul begala that came up with the major reason trump pardoned arpaio: to prove he’ll do it for th...






how ex-sheriff joe arpaio wound up facing jail time, before trump pardoned him


the case that led to former sheriff joe arpaio's criminal conviction last month, and his pardon by president donald trump friday night, began in 2007 with a traffic stop in maricopa county, arizona, and the wrongful nine-hour detention of a mexican man holding a valid tourist's visa. the man sued...






trump defends decision to pardon arizona's arpaio


president donald trump is defending his decision to pardon joe arpaio, calling the former arizona sheriff a "patriot" who loves his country. trump was asked about his controversial decision during a joint press conference with the president of finland on monday. trump says arpaio did a "great job...






reaction to the joe arpaio pardon


president donald trump’s pardon of former arizona sheriff joe arpaio, a campaign supporter who shares trump’s views on immigration, touched off a political outcry that did not abate saturday.