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...for obvious/egregious transgressions? Let's say the government passes a law that results in people dying. These people's relatives can of course sue, and the Courts can find in their favor, if the law is unconstitutional. Should the Constitution also contain a set of penalties (jail time, death penalty), which would result in the legislators behind certain unconstitutional laws (not all, mind you, just select cases where criminal intent can be demonstrated) being charged with a crime based on it? P.S. This came up because of the threats the DOJ made against state legislators passin