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" Each house shall be the judge of the election,, returns, and qualifications of its own members... "
Miscellaneous Documents: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 49th Congress, 1st Session - Page 639
by United States. Congress. House - 1883
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Acts and Resolves Passed by the ... Legislature of the State of Maine

Maine - Session laws - 1889
...for such meeting. SECT. 12. The city council shall determine the rules of its own proceedings, and be the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members. In case of the absence of the president, the city council shall choose a president pro tempore, and...
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History of the Colored Race in America

William T. Alexander - African Americans - 1800 - 600 pages
...other provision* common to both, which we now proceed to discuss. The Constitution provides: "Each House shall be the judge of the election returns, and qualifications of its own members." It is necessary that those powers should be vested in the House where the membership is claimed. Thi*...
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General Laws of the State of California, as Amended to the End of the ...

California - Law - 1910 - 2174 pages
...members as president pro tempore, who shall, however, have the same right to vote as other members. Each house shall be the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members, and may determine the roles of its own proceedings, except as herein provided. Each house lhall keep...
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The Confederate Records of the State of Georgia, Volume 4

Allen Daniel Candler - Georgia - 1910
...Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur in amendments, as in other bills. SECTION 4. 1. Each House shall be the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members; and shall have power to punish them for disorderly behavior or misconduct, by censure, fine, imprisonment...
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The Government of North Dakota

James Ernest Boyle - North Dakota - 1910 - 320 pages
...in place of the Vice President, who is at ordinary sittings president of the Senate. The Senate is the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members. Thus in the famous case of Reed Smoot of Utah, discussed widely in the newspapers of the time on account...
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South Dakota: A Republic of Friends

Willis Ernest Johnson - South Dakota - 1911 - 334 pages
...member of the house of representatives or any office within the gift of the legislature. Sec. 9. Each house shall be the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members. A majority of the members of each house shall constitute a quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn...
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History of Ohio: The Rise and Progress of an American State, Volume 4

Emilius Oviatt Randall, Daniel Joseph Ryan - Ohio - 1912
...were clearly within its constitutional authority, it being provided in the Constitution that "each house shall be the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members"; and undoubtedly the House had the right, after sufficient information, to judge and pass upon the election...
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The American Statesmen's Yearbook: From Official Reports of the United ...

Joseph Walker McSpadden - Periodicals - 1912
...Congress as a whole may alter the Constitution by a twothirds vote. Each of the two Houses of Congress is the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members and may, by two-thirds vote, expel a member. The period termed a "Congress," continues for two years....
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Civil Government of the United States and South Dakota

J. A. Ross, Frank Leslie Ransom - South Dakota - 1913 - 444 pages
...member of the house of representatives or any office within the gift of the legislature. Sec. 9. Each house shall be the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its own members. A majority of the members of each house shall constitute a quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn...
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Compilation of Senate Election Cases from 1789 to 1913

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Privileges and Elections - United States - 1913 - 1233 pages
...Senators from each State, chosen by the legislature thereof for six years," and makes each House " the judge of the election, returns, and qualifications of its own members. ' ' In the investigation of the claimants' right to seats the first question to be determined is, Was...
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