New York legislators gave final passage Tuesday to a bill that would allow state prosecutors, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, to prosecute those who’ve been pardoned of federal crimes by President Donald Trump.
That’s currently not allowed in New York because of what Democrats who back the measure have called the “double jeopardy loophole,” a gap in state law that prevents state prosecutors from using the same set of facts to bring charges against a federally pardoned individual.
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