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  •  SCOTUS role in impeachement trials (none)
    The chief justice of the supreme court presides over impeachment trials.

    "Waist deep in the Big Muddy And the big fool says to push on." --Pete Seeger

    by DoDi on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 09:35:37 AM PDT

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    •  The Chief Justice of the United States presides. (none)

      I'm not aware, however, of the Supreme Court having a role.

      f/k/a one of the people "`Our country, right or wrong!' . . . when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." (Sen. Carl Schurz)

      by another American on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 11:16:50 AM PDT

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      •  SCOTUS only matters if the pres (none)
        asserts executive privilege BEFORE the articles of impeachment are drafted.

        In this case, Bush could probably claim that the constitution was his private property due to executive privilege and hear only token opposition from 3 dissenters on SCOTUS.

        We're screwed.

        War is hell. Execute Order 66.

        by raymundo on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 06:01:09 PM PDT

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