Talk:Biddle v. Perovich

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Removed Overturned By[edit]

I make take a lot of heat/backlash from wikipedia editors as a anonymous editor but I really hope not.

I have removed the part that's states it was overturned in 1927 with the case Biddle v. Perovich.

I strongly disagree on two counts. First that case was about commuting powers of the president and NOT about Pardons. They differ because a commute can be for some sentence but not it's entire sentence. Also commutes can still appeal there cases if there where constitutional errors in there cases. I don't believe anybody who has accepted a pardon can do so as they have admitted committing the offense.

Second count that I disagree on is this: United States v. Wilson decided that a defendant can refuse a pardon. Biddle v. Perovich decided that A President can commute a death Penalty sentence. This however has no bearing to a non death penalty case and hence does not overturn any precedent of United States v. Wilson.

I don't know if after 1927 President's decided on there own that they can commute non death penalty sentences or if they had never been challenged. But what I do know is if another case had decided that issue, it would be more applicable to stating "Removed Overturned By" instead of the incorrect stating of Biddle v. Perovich.

Either way I conclude that A commute is not a Pardon. And A Pardon still can be accepted or denied but a commute probably can't

Here Is the reasoning by the Supreme Court to prove the differences: We are of opinion

that the reasoning of Burdick v. United States,236 U. S. 79, is not to be extended to the present case. The other questions certified become immaterial as we answer the first question: Yes

this created the ability to turn down a pardon. This however dealt with a commute which is equal to a Presidential power of "reprieves". United States v. Wilson Also dealt with a Pardon.

Also United States v. Wilson, Did not state anything about the pardon. He basically didn't answer, because there was serious confusion as to whether a pardon was made for one robbery or whether both charges where exactly the same robbery. Since he plead guilty no information was made available to the court. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:47, 7 August 2014 (UTC)