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Protection from arrest from slander in congress?

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Answered 2014-09-17 17:01:55

Article I section six of the Constitution protects member of Congress from arrest while they are in session except for treason or felony. The reason is so the executive can't just have them arrested because he doesn't like the way they are going to vote.

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What is protection from arrest for slander in congress?

The protection fro arrest for slander in Congress is called immunity.

What is the protection from arrest for slander in Congress called?

The protection fro arrest for slander in Congress is called immunity.

Protection from arrest for slander in congress?


Why do members of congress have special protection against arrest?

Members of Congress have protection from arrest while they are going to and leaving the house of Congress to vote. This prevents the president from using his executive powers to unduly control Congress.

Can you get arrested for defamation and slander?

No, defamation and slander are civil suits and not subject to arrest or imprisonment.

Do libel and slander have full First Amendment protection?

No they do not.

A member of congress can't be legally responsible for?


When are members of congress not privileged from arrest?

When congress is not in session.

Are members of Congress immune from arrest?


Can the president arrest members of the congress?


Are slander and libel have received full First Amendment protection in 1960?

They have protection if they are true. You can tell the facts if they are true, but if they harm someone and are not true, then they are not protected.

Congressmen are exempt from this while in a session of congress?


In what instances are senators and representatives immune from arrest?

Members of Congress are immune from detainment and arrest by law enforcement when traveling to and from, or during the course of their official duties, while in session. This provision was is meant to protect them from delay for petty offenses, so naturally this protection does not extend to high crimes.

What protects members of Congress from suits for libel or slander arising out of their official conduct?

Speech and Debate Clause

Where are congress people exempt from arrest?

In Congress or going to or coming from Congress, but only when Congress is in session. The exception to this immunity is for charges of treason, felony and breach of peace.

Can a slander suit be filed against a detective who has called friends and family saying you committed a felony if no arrest warrant has been filed?


Why did the framers of the constitutions granted members of congress freedom from arrest while congress is in session except for serious crimes?

The framers of the Constitution granted members of Congress freedom from arrest so that the executive branch cannot interfere with a vote. If they did not have freedom from arrest, the police could pick up all the Congressmen that were voting 'wrong.'

When tituba is accused of evil she evades arrest by what?

turning to Abigail for protection

What is a sentence for slander?

Slander is an offence.I will sue you for slander.Journalists must be careful not to slander anybody.

What special privileges members of Congress have?

members of congress are free from arrest, have health care for life, and have special all level access to the Library of Congress.

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What special privilages does congress have regarding arrest when attending congress or on their what to or from congress?

they can't be arrested when going to or from congress, or while atending a session, and they can't be sued or punished for anything they say in congress. Hope this helps!!!!!

What crimes can a congressman be arrested for?

A Congressman can be arrested for any crime he commits. The only immunity a Congressman has is freedom from arrest inside Congress or going to or coming from Congess if it is in session for charges other than treason, felony or breach of piece. So if there is a warrant out for his arrest he can stay in Congress while it is in session and be free from arrest. But the moment Congress adjourns he is fair game.

Can a representative member be arrested for civil crimes while they are meeting at the house?

Members of Congress are immune from arrest while Congress is in session.

Why are members of congress granted immunity from arrest?

The purpose is to prevent the arrest and prosecution of unpopular legislatures based on their political views. From another answer to the same question.