Lawmakers in New York have struck an agreement on legislation that would close the so-called double jeopardy loophole, a section of state law that currently precludes state prosecutors from bringing the same charges against an individual who’s received a presidential pardon of federal crimes.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, a main proponent of the legislation, confirmed the agreement in a conversation with reporters at the state capitol Tuesday, saying lawmakers are expected to pass the bill at some point over the next two to three weeks.
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