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Pardoning Aitken

The Daily Caller is noting the growing pressure on Governor Christie to pardon Brian Aitken.

UPDATE: More from Fox News.

8 Responses to “Pardoning Aitken”

  1. Miguel says:

    Apparently the Christopher Scott case in Florida is going downhill for the guy if what appeared in the paper is accurate: Expired Arizona CCW, open carry, no LEO ID so not covered by LEOSA and 100 pain killers and other assorted medications on him without prescription.

  2. Scott says:

    Pardons are usually 11th hour actions before leaving office. A pardon early in his term is premature and if anything Aitken does wrong after a pardon will be Christie’s fault.

    As much as I want Aitken pardoned I don’t see it happening. His appeal has a higher chance of succeeding without endangering Christie.

  3. Ian Argent says:

    I wouldn’t count a pardon out. It is only relatively recently that executives stopped giving pardons during their terms.

  4. Hank Archer says:

    Probaly the best Aitken can hope for is a new trial. Christie is a fiscal conservative, but a social liberal — i.e. a tightwad Democrat.

  5. Ian Argent says:

    Not totally sure the governor can order a new trial

  6. Sebastian says:

    I’m probably optimistic in the hopes that the Tea Party movement can pressure him into it. That would be a tremendous victory in New Jersey for a Republican to feel like he has to do something to appease gun rights advocates.

  7. Ian Argent says:

    That too. It’s gone national and is getting at least neutral press in the MSM

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