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

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Page 325 - 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.
Page 325 - Freedom of speech and debate in Congress shall not be impeached or questioned in any court, or place out of Congress...
Page 342 - The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader. See United States v. Detroit Lumber Co., 200 US 321, 337. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus KELLY, CONNECTICUT CHIEF STATE'S ATTORNEY, ET AL.
Page 129 - 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.
Page 284 - 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.
Page 77 - 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...
Page 77 - It is the proper duty of a representative body to look diligently into every affair of government and to talk much about what it sees. It is meant to be the eyes and the voice, and to embody the wisdom and will of its constituents.
Page 175 - 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.
Page 198 - ... 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...
Page 344 - NOTICE : This opinion Is subject to formal revision before publication In the preliminary print of the United States Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC 20543, of any typographical or other formal errors, in order that corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press.

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