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ConLaw- US Const. and Amendments

ConLaw- US Const. and Amendments - Tyler O'Reilly...

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Tyler O’Reilly Constitutional Law U.S. Constitution and Amendments (pp.1-21) 1/25/08 Article I Section 1- a Congress of the United States, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, hold all legislative powers. Section 2- the House of Representatives will be made up of member chosen every two years. - Requirements: age 25+, citizen for 7+ years, live in state he represents - Each state has at least one representative Section 3- the Senate will be made up of two Senators from each state. - Requirements: age 30+, citizen for 9+ years, live in state he represents Section 4- Congress will assemble at least once a year. Section 5- Each House will keep a journal of its proceedings. Section 6- Senators and Representatives will receive pay for their services, paid out of the Treasury of the US. -“They shall in all Cases…be privileged from Arrest.” Section 7- Bills for raising revenue originate in the House - Every bill must pass the House and Senate and be approved by the President Section 8- Congress has the power to: - establish and collect taxes to pay debts. - borrow money on the credit of the US - regulate foreign commerce - coin money - declare war - raise and support armies, provide and maintain a navy Section 9- Congress cannot prohibit the importation of people (slaves) before the year 1808, but can tax a maximum $10/person. - the Writ of Habeas Corpus will not be suspended, unless public safety requires it. o Habeas Corpus - a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he should be released from custody.
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