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Unpublished Paper
The Gentleman from New York: Congressional Discipline in the Light of Powell v McCormack
(2012)
  • Braden W Johnson
Abstract

In this article, I examines the seating controversy between Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and the House of Representatives, and describe the Supreme Court's protection of Powell's right to be seated. Furthermore, I argue that this precedent influenced the Senate to seat Roland Burris, the embattled Illinois Senator appointed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, without delay.

Publication Date
April, 2012
Citation Information
Braden W Johnson. "The Gentleman from New York: Congressional Discipline in the Light of Powell v McCormack" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bradenwj/8/