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Tom Dean Bockwurst Level: 52 Posts: 327/573 EXP: 1033887 For next: 49961 Since: 30.8.02 From: New York, NY Since last post: 4550 days Last activity: 3920 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: 2745317 For next: 124441 Since: 6.1.02 From: not Japan Since last post: 4232 days Last activity: 4229 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: 520216 For next: 1150 Since: 20.6.02 From: Florida Since last post: 5676 days Last activity: 5675 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: 24393708 For next: 656013 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2514 days Last activity: 968 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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