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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 52 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 1028323 For next: 55525 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 4489 days Last activity: 3859 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: 69 Posts: 380/1084 EXP: 2731130 For next: 138628 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 4171 days Last activity: 4168 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: 517450 For next: 3916 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5615 days Last activity: 5614 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: 128 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 24263557 For next: 118209 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2453 days Last activity: 907 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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