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US version of IX would be Article I, §6, ¶1 --which also positions Congress "above the law".
The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.
And while you're at it with the DIY comparative politics study, check Article 1, § 3 before Miss Nancy opens her ignorant, myopic, senile vision of "constitutional norms" again.
The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.
The apple does not fall far from the tree.

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by Cat on Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 at 06:52:09 AM EST
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