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  •  Interesting (1+ / 0-)
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    david78209

    How are the "possible consequences" of being barred from all future federal government service determined? By the Senate?

    On another topic what do you think about what I posted regarding possibility of the courts ruling that all documents must be turned over if the congress is investigating something that could lead to criminal violations?

    "You Have The Power!" - Howard Dean

    by talex on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 02:10:34 PM PDT

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    •  The Constitution (2+ / 0-)
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      In Article I section 3

      Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

      The Senate decides

      •  Thanks - - - n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "You Have The Power!" - Howard Dean

        by talex on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 07:05:56 PM PDT

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      •  I read here on daily Kos (0+ / 0-)

        that after the Senate convicts someone in an impeachment (which requires a two thirds majority) it can then vote whether to impose that punishment of disqualification, which only requires a simple majority.  Apparently it's not automatic, but it's pretty likely in a Senate that just voted to convict by two thirds.

        We're all pretty crazy some way or other; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is just a setting on the dryer.

        by david78209 on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 07:38:54 PM PDT

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