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Law Library News for February 1, 1999

Linda Kawaguchi, editor

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Trivia Contest: The Constitution in the News

by Mary Whisner

We're hearing a lot of talk about the Constitution these day, but when was the last time you took a look at it? This trivia contest challenges your memory ... or gives you a chance to do some quick research. Match the following constitutional provisions with their citations. Turn in your answers to the Reference Office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday to be eligible for a drawing for a prize.

Here are some places you can find the U.S. Constitution:

  • volume 0 of the Revised Code of Washington
  • the first volume of the United States Code
  • LEXIS-NEXIS (in the web version, search source directory for "constitution")
  • WESTLAW (USC database)
  1. "The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury . . . ."
  2. "He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient . . . ."
  3. "The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment."
  4. "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present."
  5. "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
  6. "In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President."
  1. art. I, 2
  2. art. I, 3
  3. art. II, 3
  4. art. II, 4
  5. art. III, 2
  6. amend. XXV, 1

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