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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 52 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 1039784 For next: 44064 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 4615 days Last activity: 3985 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: 2760354 For next: 109404 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 4297 days Last activity: 4294 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: 43 Posts: 224/361 EXP: 523147 For next: 41904 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5741 days Last activity: 5740 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: 129 Posts: 84/4700 EXP: 24531634 For next: 518087 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2579 days Last activity: 1033 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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