Skip to comments.Senate to hold rare impeachment trial for judge
Posted on 12/06/2010 5:41:26 PM PST by kingattax
Even as the Senate hits crunch time in the final days of a lame duck session, the chamber will have to divert its attention for a full day Tuesday to hear a rare impeachment trial of a federal judge.
The House voted to impeach Louisiana Judge G. Thomas Porteous on all four counts of high crimes and misdemeanors in March charges that include accepting cash gifts from attorneys who argued in his court.
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heck Congressman and Senators do that all the time and don’t get into any trouble.
Impeachment will qualify him to run for Congress.
Rare, at least since the last one, the defendant in which now sits in the United States House of Representatives.
So, is this “judge” of the ‘rat persuasion?
I saw this coming a couple of days ago. This should eat up some more time stalling the Dem’s bad agenda. It’s too bad the Senate have not impeached activist judges for not living up to their Constitutional oaths.
Is anyone surprised that he is a Clinton appointee?
Got that right. A bribe taking judge does less harm to society than the ones who regularly rewrite our state and federal constitutions.
Impeachment is not a dirty word. It is a legitimate, constitutional tool given to Congress to remove judges who abuse their power.
VERY last line of the article:
President Bill Clinton nominated Porteous to the federal bench in 1994.
The Senate can check off the ‘can’t run for public office’ box, as they failed to do with Hastings.
Well, well, well. Unprecedented and unexpected, like totally.
Thanks! I couldn’t remember that guy’s name. Alcee Hastings.
Robert Frederick Collins (born 1931) is a former United States federal judge.
Collins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B.A. from Dillard University in 1951. He received an LL.B. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1954. He was in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1956 to 1972. He was an Instructor, Southern University Law School from 1959 to 1961. He was a Magistrate judge, Criminal District Court, New Orleans, Louisiana from 1972 to 1978.
Collins was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Collins was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on January 26, 1978, to a seat vacated by Alvin B. Rubin. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 17, 1978, and received his commission on May 19, 1978. Collins resigned on August 6, 1993, due to his impending impeachment hearings the next day. He had been in jail for two years on a bribery conviction.
This shouldn’t be “rare” at all!
Practice for a messiah to be named later.
No matter what the Senate does to this judge, he will still be eligible to serve in Congress, since impeached officers may only be disqualified from serving in offices of honor, trust or profit under the U.S., which excludes the legislative branch.
The House voted to impeach Louisiana Judge G. Thomas Porteous on all four counts of "high crimes and misdemeanors" in March -- charges that include accepting cash gifts from attorneys who argued in his court.To all the Lame Ducks up on the Hill -- Too Little, Too Late.
I went to grammar school with his son, Michael.
I remember in 7th grade, he ran across a street without looking and was hit in the back by a truck. Still remember that thud. Wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
I’ve been following news of this story for some years. It’s been ongoing for quite some time.
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