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August 7, 1998
TO: Reporters, Editors, Producers
FROM: Glenn Small, (410) 516-6094, glenn@jhu.edu

Could the President Pardon Himself?

That question is one issue relating to the presidency that Johns Hopkins University political scientist Joel Grossman examines in a soon-to-be published journal article. The answer might surprise you. Grossman says there's nothing to stop a sitting president from pardoning himself, and there might even be political advantages to such a move.

While the scholarly paper is unavailable until it is published, Grossman is willing to discuss that and other issues relating to the current special prosecutor probe into presidential conduct. Can a sitting president be indicted prior to impeachment? What might happen if a president, facing impeachment, pardoned himself?

Grossman, a professor in the political science department at Hopkins, has taught constitutional law for more than 30 years, and is a pre-eminent scholar in that field. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he taught for many years at University of Wisconsin- Madison.

As events unfold in Washington, an array of serious constitutional law questions may come into play; Grossman is familiar and comfortable with the media, and is a friendly and charming person. If you have an interest in speaking with him, call Glenn Small at 410-516-6094 or e-mail him at: glenn@jhu.edu

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