Protecting the Rights of Crime Victims: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session ... St. Louis, MO, May 1, 1999, Volume 4
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000 - 60 pages
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Page 39 - The Governor shall have the power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons after conviction, for all offenses except treason and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions, and with such restrictions and limitations, as he may think proper, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons.
Page 32 - when someone is a victim, he or she should be at the center of the criminal justice process...
Page 37 - He shall have power, after conviction, to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons for all crimes and offenses, except treason and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions as he may think proper ; subject, however, to such regulations, as to the manner of applying for pardons, as may be prescribed by law.
Page 57 - Only the victim or the victim's lawful representative shall have standing to assert the rights established by this article. Nothing in this article shall provide grounds to stay or continue any trial, reopen any proceeding or invalidate any ruling, except with respect to conditional release or restitution or to provide rights guaranteed by this article in future proceedings, without staying or continuing a trial. Nothing...
Page 26 - When someone is a victim, he or she should be at the center of the criminal justice process, not on the outside looking in.
Page 53 - Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating a cause of action for money damages against the suite, a county, a municipality, or any of the agencies, instrumentalities, or employees provided that the General Assembly may, by statutory enactment, reverse, modify, or supercede any judicial decision or rule arising from any cause of action brought pursuant to this section.
Page 36 - A pardon in our days is not a private act of grace from an individual happening to possess power. It is a part of the Constitutional scheme. When granted it Is the determination of the ultimate authority that the public welfare will be better served by inflicting less than what the judgment fixed.
Page 37 - And he [the President) shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of...