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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked state legislators Wednesday to close a double jeopardy loophole in state law that would potentially allow associates of President Donald Trump to avoid state prosecution if granted a presidential pardon.

In a letter to the respective heads of the state Legislature, along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Schneiderman argued that the norms of the office of the president that kept the power of the pardon from being abused could not be counted on to hold under Trump.

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Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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