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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 51 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 1006509 For next: 7436 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 4253 days Last activity: 3623 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: 2675544 For next: 53270 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3935 days Last activity: 3932 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: 506611 For next: 14755 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5379 days Last activity: 5378 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: 128 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 23753401 For next: 628365 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2217 days Last activity: 671 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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