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Law’s Jonathan Entin weighs in on expulsion of Justin Pearson from Tennessee House of Representatives

Ousted Tennessee lawmaker expected to be reinstated
Fox NewsJonathan Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and adjunct professor of political science, weighed in on the expulsion of Justin Pearson from his seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives—and his possible reinstatement. “Even if you think these representatives did violate the rules, expulsion is extreme,” Entin said. “You have to wonder why the House went to the most extreme punishment for breach of the rules,” he said. “We’ve seen disruptions in state legislatures before. Typically, expulsion is reserved for criminal conduct … I’m hard-pressed to think of any recent examples of something like this (happening).”