Speech or Debate Clause

Definition of "Speech or Debate Clause"
  1. A provision in the U.S. Constitution's Article I, Section 6 that protects members of Congress from legal actions related to their statements or discussions in their respective houses
How to use "Speech or Debate Clause" in a sentence
  1. When questioned about his controversial statements, the senator invoked the Speech or Debate Clause as his defense.
  2. Under the Speech or Debate Clause, legislators are protected from prosecution for their speech during legislative sessions.
  3. The Speech or Debate Clause assures that members of Congress can freely debate issues without fear of legal repercussions.

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