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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 51 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 980651 For next: 33294 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3980 days Last activity: 3350 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: 2609722 For next: 119092 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 3662 days Last activity: 3659 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: 493767 For next: 27599 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5106 days Last activity: 5105 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: 127 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 23148824 For next: 577807 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1943 days Last activity: 398 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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