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Can the US president be charged of crime such as murder while in office?

If the US president commits murder during his vacation as an unofficial action during his presidential term, can he be charged with a crime in court (i.e., in the judiciary branch) before he steps ...
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Can a U.S. President undo an act of clemency or a pardon of his predecessor?

Can the next U.S. President undo the current President's pardons?
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Can the President of the United States pardon proactively?

President Trump's administration has just formally started the transition process. He is now officially a lame-duck President. It is common for outgoing Presidents to grant pardons in this last phase ...
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Can the US Senate disqualify a former President?

In summary, the answer to "Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?" was "Yes, unless the Senate votes by simple majority to add the penalty of ...
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Can Clinton be pardoned without being charged or convicted?

Is it possible for someone to be pardoned if they haven't been convicted or even charged with a crime?
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Legal to become president if U.S. adds new state/territories?

If the U.S. adds a new territory, are the people currently living there able to become president? Or does the territory have to become a state in order for the people to be eligible to become ...
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Is the US President immune from civil lawsuits?

I read in the news that recently inaugurated US President Donald Trump has been sued for "ethics violation" by a private entity for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. I thought that ...
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Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?

This answer in its present form states If Donald Trump were impeached and blocked from running again (which is one of the things that impeachment can do, disqualify from office)... Is that true? ...
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How are presidential pardons supposed to be used?

When and how are pardons supposed to be used? Why does the Constitution even grant the president the power to pardon? Can it be used to pardon any crime? On the surface, it seems to make the ...
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Can the USA military be used as a police force domestically?

A discussion on a sister Stack Exchange site led me to ask this question. Under what conditions can a branch of the military (excluding the Coast Guard for technical reasons) be used in an active ...
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Can the President unilaterally change the design of the US flag?

In researching this question, I found this page from the Government Publishing Office, which states in 4 U.S.C. §10: Any rule or custom pertaining to the display of the flag of the United States of ...
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Was it formerly illegal for a woman to be president of the United States?

Was there some statute or other law a century ago that said only males could serve as president? If so, when did that change (if in fact it did)?
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Can a person who has been pardoned still be held liable for the same offense in a civil court?

This answer indicates that accepting, for example, a presidential pardon, is considered an admission of guilt. If a person were to accept such a pardon, can they then still be held liable in a civil ...
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Can a presidential pardon be overruled?

I know a presidential veto on a law (or bill, since they didn't sign it) can be overruled by a two-third vote in both houses. Is the same, or a similar process, available to overturn a pardon?
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