Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Congress lost the last time they tried to deny a member a seat

Bet on Burris taking Obama seat.
If you think Senate Democrats can really keep a Senate appointee out of the chamber, you might want to check history:

In 1967, Congress tried to exclude Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr. from a seat he won in the House of Representatives because of accusations of corruption.

Yet, ultimately he won.

Adam Clayton Powell at the Supreme Court

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