Constitutional Immunity of Members of Congress: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session, on the Legislative Role of Congress in Gathering and Disclosing Information, 第 1-2 篇

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第 97 頁 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament.
第 253 頁 - Freedom of speech and debate in Congress shall not be impeached or questioned in any court, or place out of Congress...
第 280 頁 - If we advert to the nature of Republican Government, we shall find that the censorial power is in the people over the Government, and not in the Government over the people.
第 150 頁 - The freedom of deliberation, speech and debate, in either house of the legislature, is so essential to the rights of the people, that it cannot be the foundation of any accusation or prosecution, action or complaint, in any other court or place whatsoever.
第 207 頁 - In short, to things generally done in a session of the House by one of its members in relation to the business before it.
第 117 頁 - Except as to causes the court considers of greater importance, proceedings before the district court, as authorized by this paragraph, take precedence on the docket over all other causes and shall be assigned for hearing and trial at the earliest practicable date and expedited in every way.
第 227 頁 - From a decision or judgment quashing, setting aside, or sustaining a demurrer to, any indictment, or any count thereof, where such decision or judgment is based upon the invalidity or construction of the statute upon which the indictment is founded.
第 75 頁 - Unless Congress have and use every means of acquainting itself with the acts and the disposition of the administrative agents of the government, the country must be helpless to learn how it is being served ; and unless Congress both scrutinize, these things and sift them by every form of discussion, the country must remain in embarrassing, crippling ignorance of the very affairs which it is most important that it should understand and direct. The informing function of Congress should be preferred...
第 164 頁 - ... design of it may be answered. I will not confine it to delivering an opinion, uttering a speech, or haranguing in debate, but will extend it to the giving of a vote, to the making of a written report, and to every other act, resulting from the nature and in the execution of the office ; and I would define the article as securing to every member exemption from prosecution for everything said or done by him, as a representative, in the exercise of the functions of that office...
第 227 頁 - From the decision or judgment sustaining a motion in bar, when the defendant has not been put in jeopardy.

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