Federal judge accepts Sheriff Arpaio pardon

In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

A federal judge officially accepted President Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpiao Wednesday, rejected the demand of Democrats and anti-Trump lawyers to reject the pardon and enforce the contempt-of-court conviction. The Justice Department had sided with Mr. Arpaio, saying the president’s pardon should end the matter. Judge Susan Bolton had convicted Mr. Arpaio in July…