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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 51 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 1003389 For next: 10556 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 4220 days Last activity: 3590 days
AIM: # 21 Posted on 31.7.02 1033.31 Reposted on: 31.7.09 1039.05 Double jeopardy is a criminal law concept though. I don't see how it would apply to expulsion from Congress, which is not a criminal proceeding.
eviljonhunt81 Pepperoni Level: 68 Posts: 380/1084 EXP: 2667598 For next: 61216 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3901 days Last activity: 3898 days # 22 Posted on 31.7.02 1230.25 Reposted on: 31.7.09 1243.05 it doesn't. you can get expelled from congress without being convicted or even charged with a crime.
WyldeWolf1 Boerewors Level: 42 Posts: 224/361 EXP: 505061 For next: 16305 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5346 days Last activity: 5345 days # 23 Posted on 31.7.02 1255.01 Reposted on: 31.7.09 1257.09 Expulsion and impeachment are both political, not criminal proceedings. I'm pretty sure you could expel a congressman for no reason at all if you have the votes, but no one would do that because of the precedent it would set. I'm too lazy to look them up at the moment, but I know there are expulsion precedents from the Civil War era in regards to the Southerners' seats.
Grimis Scrapple Level: 127 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 23680443 For next: 46188 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2183 days Last activity: 638 days # 24 Posted on 31.7.02 1351.33 Reposted on: 31.7.09 1357.21 Originally posted by WyldeWolf1 I'm too lazy to look them up at the moment, but I know there are expulsion precedents from the Civil War era in regards to the Southerners' seats. All had to do with congressman accused and summarily found guilty(I suppose) of conspiring with the South during the war.
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