Margaret  Colgate Love

Margaret Colgate Love practices law in Washington D.C., specializing in executive clemency and restoration of rights, sentencing and corrections. She has been a member of NACDL since leaving the U.S. Justice Department in 1997, where she served in the Oce of Legal Counsel, as Associate Deputy Attorney General, and as U.S. Pardon Attorney. She directs the ABA National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction, serves as NLADA liaison to the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee, and is a member of NACDL’s Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status after Conviction. She chaired the drafting task force for the ABA Criminal Justice Standards on Collateral Sanctions and Discretionary Disqualication of Convicted Persons, participated in drafting the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act, and currently serves as an Advisor to the Model Penal Code: Sentencing revision. She has written extensively on the presidential pardon power, on sentencing and corrections policy, and on collateral consequences, including the volume on state relief mechanisms that was the genesis of this project.

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