Mark Osler, professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, recently spoke with The Associated Press about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s unusual push to pardon a U.S. Army sergeant convicted in the 2020 killing of an armed protester.
From the story:
Abbott presented the dangled pardon as a defense of Texan’s right to defend themselves. Legal experts, however, said that looks like a pretense.
“It’s pretty unusual for a governor to step in and preempt a jury verdict,” said Mark Osler, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. “The politics are right there at the surface.”