In retaliation the 41st Congress excluded the state's representatives on a technicality, and, on the theory that the government of Georgia was a provisional organization, passed an act requiring the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment before the admission of Georgia's senators and representatives.
Immediately afterward he was tried on a charge of misdemeanour, and on a technicality was again acquitted.
This provision, introducing an entirely new principle into the American governmental system, came into effect in January 1903, and was employed in the following year when a previously elected councilman who was "recalled" by petition and was unsuccessful in the 1904 election brought suit to hold his office, and on a mere technicality the Supreme Court of the state declared the recall election invalid.
A similar idea with less technicality at affordable prices, are the semi-wet rooms and walk-in showers.
If the science fair is going to be judged, make sure that you know the rules so that you don't get disqualified on a technicality.