Pardoning Aitken The Daily Caller is noting the growing pressure on Governor Christie to pardon Brian Aitken. UPDATE: More from Fox News. Related posts (automatically generated): Chris Christie Does the Right Thing A Message from Brian Aitken How Pro Second Amendment is Chris Christie?
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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.
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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.
I wouldn’t count a pardon out. It is only relatively recently that executives stopped giving pardons during their terms.
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.
Not totally sure the governor can order a new trial
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.
That too. It’s gone national and is getting at least neutral press in the MSM
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