The W
Views: 100930596
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
28.11.07 0116
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Poor Traficant! Register and log in to post!
Pages: Prev 1 2(2078 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (24 total)
Tom Dean
Bockwurst
Level: 50

Posts: 327/573
EXP: 917349
For next: 29975

Since: 30.8.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 3342 days
Last activity: 2711 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: 2448915
For next: 12949

Since: 6.1.02
From: not Japan

Since last post: 3023 days
Last activity: 3020 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: 462343
For next: 17806

Since: 20.6.02
From: Florida

Since last post: 4467 days
Last activity: 4467 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: 21669414
For next: 167248

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1305 days
Last activity: 1102 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.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Pages: Prev 1 2Thread ahead: Suing fast food as a drug.....
Next thread: Iraq
Previous thread: Kennedy's Running Amok
(2078 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Poor Traficant!Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.16 seconds.