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To: DoctorBulldog

“Monroe County Grand Jury”

Since when would a state Grand Jury ever have standing in a Treason case? Treason is a crime against the United States, not a state and can only be tried in a federal court.


9 posted on 12/24/2009 10:07:43 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Some state constitutions do define treason against said state. I don't know how many states still have that provision. Of course the most famous example is John Brown vs Virginia. There is one other example, Thomas Dorr, case Dorr vs Rhode Island). These are the only two successful examples. (Actually these are the only two examples that I have ever heard of!)
I do agree with you I don't see how a state grand jury can have any standing in a federal treason case. If an argument can be made that Zero's actions constitute treason against the state of Tennessee, and Tennessee has that provision in their state constitution then OK, though I don't see they could enforce any rulings. I don't see how they could even force any investigative discovery!
The problem is Zero took power legally (ACORN electoral shenanigans & eligibility issues aside!) All his actions are therefore legal, elections have consequences. Sitting out elections in “candidate purity huff” has consequences! I hope this time this “electoral experience” teaches people something about who we confer the reigns of power to, but I won't hold my breath on that! Hopefully all he will be is a more extreme version of Jimmy Carter, one term then an irritating annoyance. Also I hope we recover economically as quickly as we did under Reagan.
However people want “free stuff”, I am always appalled at the number of “Republicans & conservatives” who are taken in by the “soak-the-rich” card.
11 posted on 12/25/2009 9:08:16 AM PST by Reily
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