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Articles of Impeachment filed against Nixon over action on same-sex tax filing
MissouriNet ^ | Feb 6 2014 | Mike Lear

Posted on 02/06/2014 11:17:27 AM PST by Marie Antoinette

A state representative has filed articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon for his executive order telling the Revenue Department to accept joint tax returns filed by same-sex couples legally married in other states.

The articles have been filed by Parkville state representative Nick Marshall (R). He says Nixon’s action goes against Missouri’s Constitution, which voters in 2004 amended to say marriage in the state is defined as being between a man and a woman.

Marshall’s filing has been signed by seven other representatives, all Republicans.

If the filing is allowed to move forward, Nixon would be tried by a commission of seven jurists elected by the Senate.

Another representative, Mike Moon of Ash Grove (R), has said he will seek to impeach Nixon for not acting quickly enough to set special election dates for vacant seats in the House and one in the Senate, but he has not made a filing yet.

Watch Missourinet.com for updates on this story.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: impeachment

1 posted on 02/06/2014 11:17:27 AM PST by Marie Antoinette
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To: Marie Antoinette

Sure would be Nice to have him back !!!


2 posted on 02/06/2014 11:18:57 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Definitely a ‘double-take’ headline, that one.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 11:22:23 AM PST by alancarp
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To: Marie Antoinette

Good! This lawlessness needs to be held accountable at every level.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 11:22:50 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: alancarp

I was ready to hang it up and take the flight home upon reading THAT one.

who writes headlines these days?


5 posted on 02/06/2014 11:24:13 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
who writes headlines these days?

I've been assuming it's young blonde interns who got hired due to their cup size.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 11:25:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Marie Antoinette

At one time Nixon was able to lead Missouri to 50th in job creation. That’s right, dead last.

Brilliant!


7 posted on 02/06/2014 11:26:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MeshugeMikey
who writes headlines these days?

It's missouri.net. Most of us here had no problem knowing what Nixon it was referring to.

8 posted on 02/06/2014 11:28:38 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Marie Antoinette

It’s about time someone had the guts to do this against a constitution breaking politician.

Now how about the Judges that have overruled their authority..?


9 posted on 02/06/2014 11:28:53 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: F15Eagle

He is Obama’s Mini-Me.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 11:35:22 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: DoodleDawg

Which...


11 posted on 02/06/2014 11:38:35 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Marie Antoinette

Who controls the state legislature? D or R?


12 posted on 02/06/2014 11:41:38 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Marie Antoinette

He was able to get Missouri behind even Koddyfornia and Michigan.

A Democrat pretending to be Independent. From the same state that elected that hideous Claire McCaskill.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 11:43:44 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Which...

Jay. Our esteemed governor.

14 posted on 02/06/2014 11:44:51 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Beagle8U
Who controls the state legislature? D or R?

Republicans control both houses, but I don't think the margin in the senate is large enough to convict.

15 posted on 02/06/2014 11:47:18 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Beagle8U

Republicans have a veto-proof majority in the House. In the Senate, they are one vote shy of a veto-proof majority—and therein lies a tale. Gov. Nixon has refused to call an election for a vacant Senate seat—vacant since June—in a safe Republican district.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 11:49:00 AM PST by hanamizu
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To: DoodleDawg

24-R 10-D in the Senate. I would think that is enough.

Looks like team R has 2/3+ in both houses.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 11:59:10 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

R, with a mostly veto proof majority.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 12:00:55 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: hanamizu

I don’t think a governor can veto his own impeachment.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 12:01:11 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: hanamizu

They should draft articles of impeachment for THAT one, as well.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 12:07:20 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: DoodleDawg
I don't think that the rules are the same. The article says that the Senate appoints a panel of seven to hear the case, not the whole Senate.

-PJ

21 posted on 02/06/2014 12:07:29 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Big Giant Head; listenhillary; Big Giant Air Head; Mr. Impatient

Ping for info


22 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:53 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Rep. Mike Moon paid his own expenses to attend the Convention of States meeting in Virginia in Dec. 2013.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 12:48:08 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: Buckeye McFrog

like fer sure!

using a name like Nixon as eternally associated as it is with Dick Nixon in this day and age of instant international communications Id have thought at least one editor would have noted the possbility for miscommunication...


24 posted on 02/06/2014 12:49:39 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Uh! could we get pictures of that young blond hired based on cup size that you spoke of so that we may determine actual guilt or innocence?


25 posted on 02/06/2014 12:52:55 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: hanamizu
Republicans have a veto-proof majority in the House. In the Senate, they are one vote shy of a veto-proof majority—and therein lies a tale. Gov. Nixon has refused to call an election for a vacant Senate seat—vacant since June—in a safe Republican district.

THIS is far more impeachment worthy to me, but whatev. He vetoed the tax cuts declaring it might "hurt" education, while withholding millions of dollars that would go to... education? This guy has turned his sights to national office, methinks. Only true assholes act like this in order to get to the next level.

26 posted on 02/06/2014 1:38:13 PM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Marie Antoinette

Nixon was moderately reasonable his first term. He is acting like he has nothing to lose now. Maybe he is sharpening his chops for a US Senate run.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 7:45:36 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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