Saturday, July 21, 2007

Congress' Inherent Power of Contempt

Via the New York Times:
Congress has another route to enforce its will, an inherent power of contempt. But that has not been used since early in the 20th century. It has long been deemed unwieldy in the modern era as it entails Congress stopping all work to hold its own trial and imprisoning any offenders in the basement of the Capitol.
I really like the sound of this.