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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 50 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 904365 For next: 42959 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 3216 days Last activity: 2585 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: 2415996 For next: 45868 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 2897 days Last activity: 2894 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: 455901 For next: 24248 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 4342 days Last activity: 4341 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: 21366094 For next: 470568 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1179 days Last activity: 976 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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