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To: tobyhill
“and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.”

Contempt of Congress is an offense against Congress, not the United States. Not saying I agree with that, but that's the argument the Rats will use.

43 posted on 07/25/2007 10:50:41 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Congress is part of the US, and if one can be imprisoned for contempt of congress, one can be pardoned.


47 posted on 07/25/2007 10:53:22 AM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: Alter Kaker
“In 1857, Congress enacted a law which made “contempt of Congress” a criminal offense against the United States.”

As much as I hate quoting from the Wiki’s this is about all I found on Congressional Contempt. It is unlikely congress can make anything stick in the courts anyway because of separation of powers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contempt_of_Congress

56 posted on 07/25/2007 11:05:41 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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