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Article IX, Connecticut Constitution

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Connecticut Constitution
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Article IX of the Connecticut Constitution is entitled Of Impeachments. It has four sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

The house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeaching.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

All impeachments shall be tried by the senate. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. No person shall be convicted without the concurrence of at least two-thirds of the members present. When the governor is impeached, the chief justice shall preside.[1]

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

The governor, and all other executive and judicial officers, shall be liable to impeachment; but judgments in such cases shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust or profit under the state. The party convicted, shall, nevertheless, be liable and subject to indictment, trial and punishment according to law.[1]

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Treason against the state shall consist only in levying war against it, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of at least two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. No conviction of treason, or attainder, shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture.[1]

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