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CHICAGO — Ahead of Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced herself to a group of Latino workers in the city’s Culinary Union by recalling that she was assigned the name “Elena” in her fourth-grade Spanish class.

The president of the United States isn’t a king, and he isn’t above the law — or so constitutional law professors like me keep reminding everybody. But the painful truth is that there is one exception to this truth: the pardon power, exercised this week by President Donald Trump to free or absolve several white-collar criminals.

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