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  U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Virtual Reference Desk > Censure
Less severe than expulsion, a censure (sometimes referred to as condemnation or denouncement) does not remove a senator from office.
In 1834, the Senate censured President Andrew Jackson – the first and only time the Senate censured a president.
Senate Censured in Lobbyist Case, November 4, 1829
www.senate.gov /reference/reference_index_subjects/Censure_vrd.htm   (155 words)

  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ecclesiastical Censures
censure, nor is it a vindictive punishment; in fact, it is not a punishment at all, properly speaking, but rather a canonical impediment, an inability to support the honour of the sacred ministry, which forbids the reception of orders, and the exercise of those received.
Censures a jure (by the law) are those inflicted by a permanent edict of the lawgiver, i.e., which the law itself attaches to a crime.
Censures, being essentially a deprivation of the use of spiritual goods or benefits, are to be inflicted medicinally, and should therefore be lifted as soon as the delinquent recedes from his contumacy.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03527a.htm   (4602 words)

  Censure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Censure is a process by which a formal reprimand is issued to an individual by an authoritative body.
Censure is a congressional procedure for reprimanding the President of the United States or a member of Congress for inappropriate behaviour.
The censure was expunged in 1837 when the Senate came under the control of the Democrats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Censure   (449 words)

 Censure Quotes
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it.
The dread of censure is the death of genius.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
www.worldofquotes.com /topic/Censure   (558 words)

 House Considers Censure Option (11/30/98)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Censure of the President seems to be the likely outcome at this point, but there little reason to believe that the process will suddenly become bipartisan.
A censure is still not guaranteed since many of the party leaders and especially the conservatives are skeptical of the the idea and have more of an "impeachment or nothing" outlook.
One reason censure seems to be on the upswing at this point is the almost universal expectation that impeachment is basically going to fail in the long run.
www.evote.com /features/1998/censurefeature.asp   (586 words)

 Win Without War - A mainstream voice advocating alternatives to preemptive war against Iraq
Censure derives from the formal condemnation by either the House or the Senate in rebuke of a Member of their own body.
Censure is most commonly a tool of either the House or Senate for disciplining their own members.
A censure resolution in the House claiming presidential negligence and maladministration died on the floor.
www.winwithoutwarus.org /html/new_censure.whatis.html   (1627 words)

 Censure removed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hardin presented the case for removal of censure based upon a set of agreements and policy modifications that the university and local AAUP chapter mutually agreed upon.
Censure is the designation placed upon universities who are not following generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure as endorsed by the AAUP.
Williams agreed, "The removal of AAUP censure is significant for both the faculty and the institution.
www.uca.edu /communications/newsreleases/prCensureremoved.html   (714 words)

 An Examination of the Call to Censure the President
The last time a Senator introduced a resolution to censure a President was in 1999, directly on the heels of the Senate voting to acquit President Clinton on the charges for which he had been impeached by the House.
But to talk about censuring a President for acting in good faith to authorize a program based on the good-faith legal advice he received seems to me to be irresponsible and really a disservice to the serious discussion of these kinds of issues.
One sentence from that: ``The truth is that censure, understood as a resolution critical of the President passed by one or both houses of Congress, is plainly constitutional.'' Mr.
www.fas.org /irp/congress/2006_hr/censure.html   (18960 words)

 State: USF rebuke falls short of censure
The impact of censure - similar to a public reprimand in the world of higher education - is difficult to measure.
Censured schools are asked to rectify their problems, but few AAUP members could suggest what USF could do to fix the Al-Arian situation while he was in jail, unable to come back to work or appeal his dismissal.
While censure is said to have a detrimental effect on the hiring and retention of quality faculty, condemnation is not expected to have any significant effect beyond the initial rush of negative publicity.
www.sptimes.com /2003/06/15/State/USF_rebuke_falls_shor.shtml   (1135 words)

 The Alternative: Senate Democrats Debate the Timing of a Push for a Censure Deal
They argue that brokering a deal on censure would be most likely to succeed before taking an up-or-down vote on whether to convict or acquit Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice.
The idea is further complicated by the fact that any censure resolution would require the cooperation of Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, the majority leader, who is not disposed to turn to censure so quickly.
But Democrats pushing an early censure proposal return to the argument that prospects for a tough censure resolution dim significantly if and when Clinton is acquitted; Clinton may not be willing to negotiate once he is off the hook, they say.
partners.nytimes.com /library/politics/011299impeach-censure.html   (785 words)

 Lehman Suite US is on Trial
The record is in large measure, and except for some oral testimony, a compilation of excerpts from hearings conducted by various committees of the Senate itself, and from reports of Senate Committees, from proceedings and statements made on the Floor of the Senate.
The resolution of censure now under consideration is an expression of the Senate's opinion that one of its members in several separate and specific matters is guilty of improper conduct.
The Watkins Committee expressed reluctance to recommend censure of a Senator for statements made by him on the floor of the Senate on the ground that such censure would place unwarranted limitations on the freedom of debate.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/lehsuite/lehman_mccarthy/trial.html   (2501 words)

 A Senate Maverick Acts to Force an Issue - washingtonpost.com
Feingold's resolution, formally introduced Monday, would censure Bush for approving an "illegal program to spy on American citizens on American soil." The senator's intention was to refer the matter to the Judiciary Committee for hearings and a vote before consideration by the full Senate.
Censuring is a symbolic act compared with impeachment -- an indictment by the House permitted under the Constitution, which, if approved, leads to a Senate vote on acquittal or removal from office.
Before the censure bid, he was the first Senate Democrat to call for a troop withdrawal from Iraq, and he waged a solo filibuster against the renewal of the USA Patriot Act.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/14/AR2006031401752.html   (1367 words)

 Feature Article October 12, 1998
Censure sounds good, and it means nothing: a perfect punishment for the age of Clinton.
The first censure left no mark on politics or on history, though it does suggest that Rep. David Bonior should be asked whether he will vote to undo the censure if his party retakes Congress in the fall.
Censure is a non-punishment appropriate to President Clinton's non-repentance, and to the non-forgiveness he seeks from us.
www.nationalreview.com /12oct98/brookhiser101298.html   (708 words)

 The Blog | Shayana Kadidal: Is Censure Enough? A Legal Perspective | The Huffington Post
Finally, this week's censure proposal is unlikely to pass, according to recent media coverage, but that has not precluded its discussion in Congress or the media.
A censure is certainly not "enough." The entire Junta should be in dock here for high treason, then to the Hague for their crimes against humanity.
You argue convincingly that censure may not be sufficient given the magnitude of the actions of violating the Constitution and breaking the law.
www.huffingtonpost.com /shayana-kadidal/is-censure-enough-a-lega_b_17306.html   (2214 words)

 Congressional panel studies Andrew Jackson censure case
A censure is a strong statement of disapproval and carries no specific penalty, other than the condemnation itself.
The lesser of these penalties, such as a reprimand or censure, do not take away any powers from the affected individual, but there is often a public and political price to pay.
Barney Frank, D-Mass., was reprimanded in 1990 for writing a misleading memo in an effort to end a male prostitute's probation and for allowing his House privileges to be used for waiving parking tickets.
www.chron.com /cgi-bin/auth/story.mpl/content/chronicle/nation/98/08/26/clinton-censure.2-0.html   (750 words)

 Republicans Block 11th-Hour Censure Bid by Democrats
Public opinion polls show that Americans prefer censure over impeachment, but House Republican leaders vowed to block a censure vote, arguing that it was unconstitutional for the House to punish the president, instead of the Senate.
The censure motion, which was rejected in the House Judiciary Committee, stated that the president made "false statements" concerning his "reprehensible conduct with a subordinate." It also condemned the president for taking steps to "delay discovery of the truth" and said Clinton remained subject to criminal and civil penalties once he left office.
But Republicans said censure was not an option the Founding Fathers envisioned as a part of the impeachment process.
partners.nytimes.com /library/politics/122098impeach-censure.html   (470 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Education -- Trustees censure Zimmerman for remark
With a lawyer sitting by her side, Zimmerman challenged the legal authority of the board to censure her and sought board support to postpone the vote until the district consulted outside counsel.
District counsel Tad Parzen told the board that was within its authority to censure one of its members and that the censure needed only a simple majority vote, contrary to Zimmerman's contention that it needed four votes.
The three trustees who voted for censure were the same ones who supported going out to bid for reform proposals from charter school management companies, universities, employee associations and other entities to restructure nine schools with more than 10,000 students.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/education/20041013-9999-2m13censure.html   (742 words)

 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/censure
She was tired of their disapproval, the silent censure, their eagerness always to assume the worst.
A naval court of inquiry censured Nares for failing to provide his sledge crew with fresh lime juice.
The reason Vinnie was censured and put on probation rather than terminated was the extenuating circumstances of his behavior.
dictionary.reference.com /wordoftheday/archive/2004/02/05.html   (110 words)

 ABC News: Feingold Calls for Bush's Censure -- 3.12.06
But in a copy of the censure resolution obtained by ABC News, Feingold asserts the president, "repeatedly misled the public prior to the public disclosure of the National Security Agency surveillance program by indicating his administration was relying on court orders to wiretap suspected terrorists inside the United States."
Censure, essentially a public disapproval by the Senate as a whole, has only been applied to one president, Andrew Jackson, in a politically charged move the Senate historian's office describes as an "unprecedented and never-repeated tactic."
Frist called the censure attempt "political" and a "terrible, terrible signal" to enemies of the U.S. abroad.
abcnews.go.com /ThisWeek/Politics/story?id=1715495&page=1   (378 words)

 Definition of censure - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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www.m-w.com /dictionary/censure   (40 words)

 AAUP: What Is Censure?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Censure results from the Association's findings that conditions for academic freedom and tenure are unsatisfactory at a college or university.
The 1940 Statement of Principles asserts that institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good, and that the common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free expression.
The Association celebrates the removal of censure as a sign of an institution's academic health and of the continuing vitality of the principles and standards to which it has committed itself.
www.aaup.org /AAUP/issuesed/AF/censure.htm   (691 words)

 Ezra Klein: Censure and Move On?
Censure would show that the Democratic party is above the idea of turning impeachment into exercise in partisan sniping.
It would still act as an effective wedge for Republican Congressional candidates in the 2006 elections, who will be forced to choose between standing by their man in the face of controversy on one hand, and admitting that he skirted the law on the other.
I don't my calls for censure and skepticism of the efficacy of impeachment is pundit tut-tutting about balance and compromise and ensuring that Democrats maintain high ground.
ezraklein.typepad.com /blog/2005/12/censure_and_mov.html   (4937 words)

 Academe: Developments Relating to Censure by the Association
A summary of developments at institutions on the list of censured administrations appears annually in the issue of Academe (prior to 1919, the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors) that immediately precedes the annual meeting.
The list of censured administrations, appearing elsewhere in this issue, cites the published report that was the basis for the censure in each case.
The Sixty-second Annual Meeting voted to censure the Murray State University administration in 1976 following an investigating committee's report on the dismissal, without demonstration of cause, of nine faculty members who had served beyond the maximum period of probation allowed under the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3860/is_200505/ai_n13641646   (1274 words)

 Green Bay Press-Gazette - Van Den Heuvel draws censure
Censuring a member of a political body carries no penalty.
But others said the censure was not an attempt to gag Van Den Heuvel, but merely a statement that the board was admonishing him.
Supervisor Patrick Evans voted for censuring Van Den Heuvel, but he said he wondered if Van Den Heuvel is really a racist because he rents to minorities as a local landlord.
www.greenbaypressgazette.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051222/GPG0101/512220431   (909 words)

 Rep. King's Censure Proposal (12/04/98)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Defenders of a censure argue that the rareness of the procedure makes it something of a historical punishment, while others warn that the precedent of Congress censuring the President could be abused in the future.
A censure is still premature because the Committee still has some of its most important work to finish before the end of the month.
The censure option is gaining momentum and it may be most efficient way for Congress to dispose of the matter.
www.evote.com /features/1998/peterkingfeature.asp   (1114 words)

 UH tries to avert censure - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
With a resolution for censure hanging in the balance, University of Hawai'i President Evan Dobelle and the interim vice president for academic affairs, Deane Neubauer, were to meet with Faculty Senate representatives at 10 a.m.
Censure is essentially the formal registration of a faculty complaint that is issued as an official rebuke.
Oceanography professor Christopher Measures, who was on the Faculty Senate executive committee in 1999 when a censure of then-UH President Kenneth Mortimer "was in the air," though no resolution ever surfaced, calls this threat a "sledgehammer" approach that may be "pent-up frustration" over years of budget cuts and top-down management under Mortimer.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2002/Nov/20/ln/ln15a.html   (674 words)

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