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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 50 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 942556 For next: 4768 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3591 days Last activity: 2960 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: 67 Posts: 380/1084 EXP: 2512887 For next: 79999 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3272 days Last activity: 3269 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: 474852 For next: 5297 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 4716 days Last activity: 4716 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: 125 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 22258387 For next: 195840 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1554 days Last activity: 8 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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