Rep. Nadler (D-NY) Introduces H.R. 1531

by Justin A. Martell

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) took one of the first steps in holding the Bush Administration accountable when he introduced House Resolution 1531 on Thursday.

The official title of HR 1531, which was introduced to the House Judiciary Committee, is "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President of the United States should not issue pardons to senior members of his administration during the final 90 days of his term of office."

The resolution notes, "President George W. Bush may have committed crimes involving the mistreatment of detainees, the extraordinary rendition of individuals to countries known to engage in torture, illegal surveillance of United States citizens, unlawful leaks of classified information, obstruction of justice, political interference with the conduct of the Justice Department, and other illegal acts," and that, "Bush has been urged to grant preemptive pardons to senior administration officials who might face criminal prosecution for actions taken in the course of their official duties."

Rep. Nadler is the current chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. According to an email sent out by, Nadler's leadership on this issue is crucial because he "can use his credibility and clout to move the resolution forward either during the lame duck session in December or when the next Congress convenes on January 6." has also urged the public to persuade their representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 1531. You can contact your representative on your own, or sign the petition at, which will automatically forward your "yes" vote to your representatives.

I signed it.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

It wouldn't surprise me

to see Bush pardon himself. It would surprise me less to see Americans not even care about it.

Hitler also passed bill toexempt Nazis criminals of their crimes

Hitler also passed a bill to exempt the Nazis criminals of their crimes but it did not stop the Nuremburg Military Tribunals doing their job.

Bad laws that are made can be undone !

Military Tribunals

That's right. Bush can do whatever the heck he wants to pardon himself and his fellow criminals, but that will never insulate him from prosecution by an international court. I hope Bush, Cheney, Meyers, Rove, Rice, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Zelikow, et al.... live to see the day when they are indicted and prosecuted.



Paulson too

911 Truth Ends 911 Wars

What a joke!

Nadler's noodling says nothing other than "We uns don't think pre-emptive pardons are a good idea. Don't do it. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Oh, and enjoy life in Paraguay."

Gimme a friggin' break.

They are laughing their asses off as they kill this country and drive it into the Mega Depression. The misfortunate ones left here after their crime bosses escape are going to be the ones to pay for the rest of them.

"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Dir. Bldg. & Fire Research Lab. (NIST)
"We are [still] unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse." (NIST)