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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:01 PM

About that "continue in session from day to day"

“shall, at 1 o’clock afternoon of the day (Sunday excepted) following such presentation … continue in session from day to day … until final judgment shall be rendered.”

As the current Senate rules state above, does this mean that if the Senate were given the impeachment today, they would have to run the trial over the holiday break? Since there's specific mention of Sunday, but no other exception?

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Reply About that "continue in session from day to day" (Original post)
intrepidity Dec 2019 OP
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #1
SCantiGOP Dec 2019 #2
intrepidity Dec 2019 #3
SCantiGOP Dec 2019 #4
intrepidity Dec 2019 #5
SCantiGOP Dec 2019 #6

Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:18 PM

1. Sure sounds like it...but since when do they care? Put off a Supreme Supreme court justice

And aren't complying with the constitution's fair and impartial trial instruction...

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:29 PM

2. It is "current Senate rules"

Any rule that you can make, you can revoke or amend.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:37 PM

3. True; but the timing

Just hypothetical: if House voted today to name Managers and Pelosi refers to Senate today, that gives Mitch one day to get a vote organized to change the rule. Otherwise, old rules apply. Roberts becomes involved and Mitch becomes more constrained.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 07:48 PM

4. Roberts will be involved regardless

Constitution states that the Chief Justice presides over the trial.
But, the Senate sets the rules by which the trial is conducted.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 08:10 PM

5. So they can change rules after trial starts? nt

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 09:57 PM

6. I think

They set the rules before the start. All they need is 51 votes.

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