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  •  Must it be a constitutional definition? (0+ / 0-)

    Are all crimes constitutionally-defined? Isn't it at least harassment?

    I ♥ President Barack Obama.

    by Blue Waters Run Deep on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 08:10:34 PM PST

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    •  Interfering with a federal election (3+ / 0-)

      ...has some pretty stiff criminal & civil penalties in the US Code if somebody actually brings the case — a lot harsher than just a harassment tort, I assure you.

      Answering your question more directly, treason definitely has a specific constitutional meaning in the US.

    •  Yes it does (2+ / 0-)
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      JMcDonald, Blue Waters Run Deep

      no one will be accused of or tried unless the literal definition of treason in the Constitution applies.

      And no, all crimes are not constitutionally defined.  They are statutorily defined and there is no statute in any state that defines treason since it is a federal crime only.

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:05:21 PM PST

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