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Members of Congress are immune to arrest during sessions of Congress and on the way to and from sessions. They have immunity for legislative actions. Article I section 6 says in relevant part: They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, ...


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I'm gonna expand my somewhat snarky comment into an answer, mostly because I think the military is a special case, in ways that are not apparent to civilians. If you think about it, most of the time army personnel have a bit of a sinecure job. The pay's OK, they have good job security and they get to do somewhat "fun" stuff (if you like military). ...


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Members of the military must obey orders, unless those orders are illegal. Soldiers and civillians who are drafted may raise "Conscientious objections", which is "firm, fixed, and sincere objection to participation in war in any form" (you can't object to one war but not to another). Soldiers who apply for conscientious objector status ...


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Usually soldiers are not allowed to resign at will. If they refuse to follow orders, they can be charged with a variety of charges, from insubordination to mutiny. If they leave the army on their own, the term is desertion, which is illegal too. A difference is drawn sometimes with civilians that are called to serve but refuse too; since those were not ...


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