A presidential pardon requires the approval of?
The president is in complete control, he doesn't need approval
Confirmation of most presidential appointments requires the approval of more than half of the Senators present (U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 2, Clause 2). Confirmation of a presidential appointment to fill a vacancy in the vice presidency requires the approval of more than half of both Houses of Congress (Amendment XXV, Section 2).
The appeal courts has the jurisdiction to override the ruling of a lower court such as the local court. But appeals courts can be over ruled by three things a presidential pardon, State Supreme Court, Circuit Court and the Supreme Court of the United States located in Washington DC. Here is the list of courts by what they can be overruled by. 1. Supreme Court of the United States, cannot be overruled 2. Circuit Courts…
The US President cannot pardon someone convicted of crimes other than federal crimes, he cannot pardon someone who has been impeached (and tried, and convicted), and he cannot pardon himself. He also cannot pardon someone for crimes not yet committed. However, there is no requirement that someone actually be convicted, so a Presidential pardon can effectively block any prosecution.