government

the house may refuse to seat a member-elect only if he or she
a. has engaged in disorderly behavior
b. does not meet constitutional standards of age, citizenship, and residency
c. does not meet informal standards set by two-thirds of the members

b.

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  1. Yes, the answer is (b) because of a 1969 Supreme Court decision. Before that, the House could reject any elected member for failure to meet arbitrary standards, which usually amounted to being convicted of a crime during or immediately prior to a term of office.

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