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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 50 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 913790 For next: 33534 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3307 days Last activity: 2676 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: 2439888 For next: 21976 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 2988 days Last activity: 2985 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: 460577 For next: 19572 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 4433 days Last activity: 4432 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: 21586258 For next: 250404 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1270 days Last activity: 1067 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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