In light of transparency, requiring some stipulations upon presidential pardons is not unconstitutional and would help the general public understand the process a bit more. If a president has a personal interest in pardoning someone, that goes against the original intent of the pardon. It is not about the person in office making a decision that helps them or their family, but rather a way to seek justice for wrongdoing or the chief executive using the power of the Justice Department to solve a problem presented in ambiguous laws or procedures. Even the most infamous pardon in history-the Ford pardon of Nixon-did not have a personal backing behind it. The president should be the office, not mold it to his personal agenda.