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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 50 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 911292 For next: 36032 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3283 days Last activity: 2652 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: 66 Posts: 380/1084 EXP: 2433554 For next: 28310 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 2964 days Last activity: 2961 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: 41 Posts: 224/361 EXP: 459337 For next: 20812 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 4408 days Last activity: 4408 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: 124 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 21527899 For next: 308763 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1246 days Last activity: 1043 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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