That responsibility lies primarily with the states and secondarily with Congress. These three articles create a separation of powers among the three branches of the federal government.
Nathaniel Gorham of Massachusetts argued that the time should be fixed to prevent disputes from arising within the legislature, and to allow the states to adjust their elections to correspond with the fixed date.
The Nineteenth Amendment prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on sex. Qualifications of Members[ edit ] Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. Section 1 is a vesting clause that bestows federal legislative power exclusively to Congress.
Valeowhich, in the face of a First Amendment challenge, set the ground rules for campaign finance legislation, generally disallowing restrictions on expenditures by candidates, but permitting restrictions on contributions by individuals and corporations.
The act required the two houses of each legislature to meet in joint session on a specified day and to meet every day thereafter until a Senator was selected. This practice was altered in following ratification of the Twentieth Amendmentwhich states in Section 2 that, "The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the third day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day".
Township of Riverdale — civil rights — partial affirmance — Krause Several state troopers and local police officers participated in arresting a man for drunk driving. Members attending, going to or returning from either House are privileged from arrest, except for treasonfelony or breach of the peace.
Judgment in cases of impeachment; Punishment on conviction[ edit ] Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: Chase in Texas v.
Qualifications of its own Members,"  or by a state in its exercise of its Section. This Article V provision has been employed by those opposed to contemplated constitutional amendments that would grant the District of Columbia full representation in the Congress without also granting it statehood.
The Twenty-fourth Amendment prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax. In this way, election is staggered; approximately one-third of the Senate is up for re-election every two years, but the entire body is never up for re-election in the same year as contrasted with the House, where its entire membership is up for re-election every 2 years.
Qualifications of Senators[ edit ] No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
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