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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 50 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 944894 For next: 2430 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3614 days Last activity: 2984 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: 2518826 For next: 74060 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3296 days Last activity: 3293 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: 476013 For next: 4136 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 4740 days Last activity: 4739 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: 22313034 For next: 141193 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1577 days Last activity: 32 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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