Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Nixon v. United States
Plaintiff was charged with bribery and convicted by the Senate. The House later impeached him. P argued that the Senate had used a committee of Senators to hold hearings on the bribery accusations. This committee reported their findings to the full Senate and they voted by majority to convict him. P claimed that the Constitution requires the Senate to try all impeachments and therefore because only a Committee reviewed the evidence instead of the entire Senate, the Senate had not followed proper procedure.
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