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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 51 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 986532 For next: 27413 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 4042 days Last activity: 3411 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: 2624686 For next: 104128 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3723 days Last activity: 3720 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: 496688 For next: 24678 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5167 days Last activity: 5167 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: 23286320 For next: 440311 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2005 days Last activity: 459 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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