Injustice in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Melvin B. Miller | 2/12/2014, 10:46 a.m.
Once a representative is elected by the people, House rules cannot summarily repudiate the results of elections. There must be a sound justification for an expulsion to pass constitutional muster. African Americans have been battling the improper exclusion from office of their elected officials since Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was denied his seat in Congress on Feb. 28, 1967.