Prof. Eric R. Carpenter, building on previously quoted analysis, provided commentary for A pardon for Bowe Bergdahl? Unlikely, experts say, in Stars & Stripes on December 13, 2016. The article focused on the unlikely possibility of pardon for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is facing court martial charges on allegations of desertion. Commenting on the likelihood of President Obama pardoning Sgt. Bergdahl, Prof. Carpenter offered,
“If Obama really wanted to dismiss the charges against Bergdahl, he could have done so at any time, . . . The fact that President Obama has not to this point taken any action to prevent a court-martial — he could have at any point — is pretty strong evidence to me that he won’t grant a pardon[.]”
The whole story, written by Corey Dickstein, can be accessed at Stars & Stripes.
Prof. Carpenter joined FIU Law in 2013. His research interests are in military justice, sexual violence against women, and capital litigation. To read Prof. Carpenter’s works, visit his Selected Works gallery.