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What is the only crime that cannot be heard in the US Supreme Court?


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December 16, 2009 11:37PM

Per Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution, cases of impeachment (which is not a crime, per se, but a process for dealing with a government official who has committed one or more illegal or unethical acts) are initiated in the House of Representatives and tried in the Senate. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the Senate trial if the President of the United States is on trial; otherwise, the Vice-President runs the proceedings.