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LONG V. ANSELL, 293 U. S. 76 (1934)

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Long v. Ansell, 293 U.S. 76 (1934)

Long v. Ansell

No. 18

Argued October 15, 1934

Decided November 5, 1934

293 U.S. 76


1. A Senator of the United States, while in the District of Columbia in attendance at a session of the Senate, is immune under Constitution, Art. I, § 6, cl. 1, from arrest in a civil case but not from the service of a summons. P. 293 U. S. 82.

2. This constitutional privilege must not be confused with the common law rule that witnesses, suitors, and their attorneys, while in attendance in connection with the conduct of one suit, are immune from service in another. P. 293 U. S. 83.

63 App.D.C. 68, 69 F.2d 386, affirmed. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 293 U. S. 77

Certiorari, 292 U.S. 619, to review the affirmance of an order denying a motion to quash a summons and the service thereof in an action for libel. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 293 U. S. 80

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