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In Years Past

September 11, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Supreme Court Justice Hasbrouck decided that New York Gov. Sulzer was regularly impeached and while awaiting impeachment was divested of the right to exercise his executive function, including the power to pardon. The question of the legality of Sulzer's impeachment came before Justice Hasbrouck in connection with habeas corpus proceedings brought to compel the New York state authorities to accept Sulzer's pardon of Joseph A Robin, the banker convict. He decided that Robin's pardon was invalid, quashed the writ and sent Robin back to prison at Blackwell's Island.

 
 
 

 

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