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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 50 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 924004 For next: 23320 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3407 days Last activity: 2776 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: 2465796 For next: 127090 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3088 days Last activity: 3085 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: 465645 For next: 14504 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 4532 days Last activity: 4532 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: 21824887 For next: 11775 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1370 days Last activity: 1167 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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