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Certainly. Corruption of Blood and forfeiture were excluded in the US Constitution. Holding the sins of the fathers against the sons "...until the third and fourth generations because their teeth have been set on edge by sour grapes" was done away with not because of the United States' Judeo-Christian heritage, but because the Colonies had been so battered by the British Crown and its seizure of property from those whom it considered disloyal. The prohibition against such was incorporated into the US Constitution. Art.1, Sec. 9, cl. 3. The US Constitution did away with the notion of punishment beyond the evil doer, long before the Bill of Rights.

(Corruption of the blood means that your parent committed a crime against the State, and that generations were effectively held responsible by the loss of the right to inherit; forfeiture meant that existing property was seized by the State.)

Forfeiture and Corruption of Blood were some of the particularly offensive ways that the then British Crown punished the original American colonists. As a matter of fact, all colonists, everywhere. The American Colonists objected strenuously.

While you are not supposed to be discriminated against under law or absent special circumstances, be subjected to forfeiture, your passing a security clearance or being voted into a public office, or being appointed to a high position of trust or honor is another matter. While not a processes of the judiciary, your history could cause difficulties, depending on the nature of the office, not in the legal sense, but in the practical world.

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Can the US President be tried by the courts after he has been impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted by the Senate?

Yes, he can if he has been impeached and convicted for committing a criminal act. The Constitution in Article 1, Section 3 states that the judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold any other office of honor trust or profit under the United States. It then provides that the party convicted of the impeachable acts shall be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment according to law. This means that even if the Senate convicts a President of treason, the only effect is removal from office. The actual criminal trial would have to take place in the criminal courts. Ironically, it is possible for a President to be convicted and removed by the Senate for a crime and then the same president found innocent in the criminal court on the same charges.


Can a president convicted of a federal crime remain in office?

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What vice president was indicated for murder while in office and treason after he left?

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Treason is the only crime defined in the constitution?

Yes Treason is defined as the only crime in the US Constitution because under English law; anyone was tried for treason by the whim of the court. It should be noted that those who wrote the constitution quickly admitted that the constitutional definition is for "citizens who owe no duty" (have no oath of office) and leaves normal treason (by government officials) untouched.


What age must a person have reached to be eligible for the office of president?

To be eligible for the office of President of the United States, you must be at least 35 years old. You must also be a native born American citizen living in the US for the past 14 years. The office of Vice President has the same requirements.

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Can a convicted felon be appointed to a political office?

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Treason is punishable by death. If a death sentence is not imposed, defendants face a minimum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine (18 U.S.C.A. § 2381). A person who is convicted of treason may not hold federal office at any time thereafter. (West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc.)


Can the US President be tried by the courts after he has been impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted by the Senate?

Yes, he can if he has been impeached and convicted for committing a criminal act. The Constitution in Article 1, Section 3 states that the judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold any other office of honor trust or profit under the United States. It then provides that the party convicted of the impeachable acts shall be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment according to law. This means that even if the Senate convicts a President of treason, the only effect is removal from office. The actual criminal trial would have to take place in the criminal courts. Ironically, it is possible for a President to be convicted and removed by the Senate for a crime and then the same president found innocent in the criminal court on the same charges.


Were bill clinton and andrew johnson convicted and removed from office?

Neither were convicted. Both finished out their terms of office.


How many witnesses are required to an act of treason to be convicted?

According to the United States Constitution two witness are needed to convict someone of treason. In some cases people are convicted of treason by evidence only.


What age must a person have reached to be eligible for the office president?

the age to be eligible is 35


Can convicted felons hold office in Texas?

No.


Why was president Jackson not removed from office?

He wasn't convicted.


Can a president convicted of a federal crime remain in office?

no


What punishment can the senate give if impeached official is convicted?

they can only, at that time be removed from office


What part of speech is the word eligible?

There is no verb form for the noun eligibility.


What vice president was indicated for murder while in office and treason after he left?

Raymond Burr