On October 4, Judge Susan Bolton will hold a hearing to consider former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request that she vacate his conviction for criminal contempt now that President Trump has issued what many have described as a regrettable but valid pardon.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, then the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., at a campaign event in January 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Mary Altaffer, Associated Press) Conservative commentator Jon Gabriel is a former constituent of Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff who was prosecuted and convicted of criminal contempt of court earlier this year, and then pardoned by President Trump on Friday.
The Volokh Conspiracy | Opinion Is accepting a pardon an admission of guilt? By Eugene Volokh August 26, 2017 at 2:41 PM Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, is joined by then-Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a new conference in Marshalltown, Iowa, in January 2016.