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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 51 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 977793 For next: 36152 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3951 days Last activity: 3320 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: 68 Posts: 380/1084 EXP: 2602450 For next: 126364 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3632 days Last activity: 3629 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: 492347 For next: 29019 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5076 days Last activity: 5076 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: 126 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 23081999 For next: 2168 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1914 days Last activity: 368 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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