Trial of Charles A. Edmonds: Commissioner of the State of Michigan Before the Senate of Said State, on an Impeachment, Preferred by the House of Representatives Against Him, for Corrupt Conduct in Office, Crimes and Misdemeanors ...

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Страница 135 - One of the settled maxims In constitutional law Is that the power conferred upon the Legislature to make laws cannot be delegated by that department to any other body or authority. Where the sovereign power of the state has located the authority, there It must remain, and by the constitutional agency alone the laws must be made until the Constitution itself Is changed. The power to whose Judgment, wisdom, and patriotism this high prerogative has been...
Страница 18 - The house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeaching civil officers for corrupt conduct in office, or for crimes or misdemeanors; but a majority of the members elected shall be necessary to direct an impeachment.
Страница 239 - States, unmindful of the high duties of his office, of his oath of office, and in violation of the Constitution of the United States, and contrary to the provisions of an act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices...
Страница 123 - When sitting for that purpose, the senators shall be upon oath or affirmation ; and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of twothirds of the members present.
Страница 36 - All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States...
Страница 121 - The House of Representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment. All impeachments shall be tried by the Senate...
Страница 43 - And the House of Representatives, by protestation, saving to themselves the liberty of exhibiting at any time hereafter any further articles or other accusation, or impeachment against the said...
Страница 27 - ... made in such manner as the Senate shall direct. If the accused, after service, shall fail to appear, either in person or by attorney, on the day so fixed therefor as aforesaid, or, appearing, shall fail to file his answer to such articles of impeachment, the trial shall proceed, nevertheless, as upon a plea of not guilty.
Страница 222 - Judge shall proceed to the last fatal ceremony, and demand what he has to say why the Sentence of the Law should not be pronounced upon him...
Страница 446 - This trial, though it varies in external ceremony, yet differs not in essentials from criminal prosecutions before inferior courts. The same rules of evidence, the same legal notions of crimes and punishments, prevail.

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