I was rereading the Constitution the other day, and two things stuck out this time that I had not thought about before.
1. Article I, Section 3 says “each senator shall have one Vote.” But Article I never says that each Representative shall have one vote. I wonder why. Perhaps because the Senate was new, the Framers felt the need to clarify the role of a Senator. Representatives, by contrast, were more familiar and thus everyone knew that each one would get one vote.
2. When addressing impeachment, Article I, Section 3 also says that anyone removed from office shall “be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.” Does this mean that an indictment is a requirement? In other words, if a state wanted to proceed by information against an impeached and removed official, can they do that?