criminal congress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n criminal congress forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”

Usage

In literature:

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Constitution does not require Congress to allow peremptory challenge to jurors in criminal cases.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
They cannot criminate me, without an implied censure on Congress and the commander-in-chief.
"Nuts for Future Historians to Crack" by Various
Congress has before it a bill rendering this traffic criminal.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
So congress has excluded not only diseased, criminal, pauper and anarchist immigrants, but also contract and Chinese laborers.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
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In news:

Attorney General Eric Holder was cited in contempt of Congress on criminal and civil charges for failing to comply with subpoenas for key documents in an investigation of the government's failed "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal.
DOJ Asks Congress to Criminalize Using Pseudonyms, Lying Online.
Security / DOJ Asks Congress to Criminalize Using Pseudonyms, Lying Online.
"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress" ~Mark Twain.
For two years, the Journal Sentinel has investigated how Congress has created special rules for gun stores that protect even the biggest sellers of guns to criminals.
BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the US government over the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and plead guilty to criminal charges related to the deaths of 11 workers and lying to Congress.
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