106-1 Hearing: Protecting The Rights Of Crime Victims, S. Hrg. 106-434, May 1, 1999

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Page 54 - Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Page 37 - 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 35 - President * * shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.
Page 34 - 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 34 - A pardon is an act of grace, proceeding from the power intrusted with the execution of the laws, which exempts the individual, on whom it is bestowed, from the punishment the law inflicts for a crime he has committed.
Page 47 - Definitions. (a) For purpose of this rule, victim is generally defined as someone who suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional, or financial harm as the result of the commission of a crime. The term "victim" also includes the immediate family of a minor or a homicide victim. (b) For purpose of this rule, witness is defined as someone who has information or evidence concerning a crime, and provides information regarding this knowledge to a law enforcement agency. Where the...
Page 35 - 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 35 - It is a constituent part of the judicial system that the judge sees only with judicial eyes, and knows nothing respecting any particular case of which he is not informed judicially.
Page 29 - For some victims, making a statement helps restore balance between themselves and the offenders. Others may consider it part of a just process or may want to communicate the impact of the offense to the...
Page 56 - Yet to crime victims, it has appeared in recent years that courts and others in the criminal justice system have been doing just that. Some level of victim frustration with the system is inevitable. But the examples of victims...

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