Trump's Arpaio Contempt Pardon 'Ends This Prosecution,' DOJ Tells Judge
Several amicus briefs urge judge not to vacate conviction.
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday urged an Arizona federal judge to end the contempt prosecution of former sheriff Joe Arpaio, the recipient of a presidential pardon that critics contend diminished the power of the judiciary. The judge in the case has set a hearing for October.
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