News and Document archive source
copyrighted material disclaimer at bottom of page

NewsMinecabal-eliteirsjames-traficant — Viewing Item


James traficant seat not filled

Original Source Link: (May no longer be active)
   http://www.10tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2353367

http://www.10tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2353367

Ohio
Court: Taft Violated US Constitution


A federal appeals court has ruled Governor Taft violated the US Constitution by not ordering a special election to fill the seat of ousted Congressman James Traficant.

The Sixth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-to-1 that the Constitution requires governors to order a special election when one of their state's seats becomes vacant during a congressional term.

Traficant was kicked out of Congress in July 2002 after being convicted of racketeering and bribery. Congress didn't adjourn until late Novemberof that year and reconvened the following January.

The court says that left Traficant's northeast Ohio district without representation in the House for about five months.

Taft had publicly announced that he would not hold a special election because of the cost to taxpayers.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



Claims to be vendetta victim
Congressman sentenced 8 yrs { July 30 2002 }
Convicted congressman comes out swinging
House finds traficant guilty { July 18 2002 }
House questions traficant
House votes to expel traficant { July 25 2002 }
James traficant seat not filled
Mdf10582 [jpg]
Quotable traficant { July 25 2002 }
Story.traficant.closing [jpg]
Traficant 911
Traficant blasts feds
Traficant irs1
Traficant irs2 { January 26 2001 }
Traficant irs3 { April 15 1999 }
Traficant sent to federal medical center
Traficant tries avoids explusion
Traficant will stab people in the crotch

Files Listed: 18



Correction/submissions

CIA FOIA Archive

National Security
Archives
Support one-state solution for Israel and Palestine Tea Party bumper stickers JFK for Dummies, The Assassination made simple