by Karl Kurtz
Earlier this month we reported on the expulsion of a North Carolina lawmaker from that state's legislature. In that post we said that seven other legislators had been expelled from different legislatures since 1970. That number should have been 15, as indicated by this more up to date list--Download expulsion_2.DOC--compiled by Brenda Erickson. Brenda's list includes 19 other expulsions before 1970, going back as far as 1757. (April 1, 2013 update: "Expulsions from State Legislatures are Rare")
See also an ongoing story about an expulsion procedure under way in Arkansas in which the loser of a 2006 Senate race is claiming fraud in the election process and demanding that the winner be expelled from the Senate.