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  • Reading of the Constitution

    by Representative Bill Flores

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    FLORES. ``The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.'' Article III, section 3: ``Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

    ``The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from California (Mr. Swalwell).

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