Judicial Impeachments on C-SPAN
December 9, 2010
New Orleans Judge Thomas Porteous is only the 8th federal judge in history, to be convicted and removed from the Federal Bench by the U.S Senate. Watch the entire process: including the House Impeachment, the Senate Trial and the final votes online, at the C-SPAN Video Library. Just search on Porteous. You can also see the impeachments of Judge Alcee Hastings, now a member of the House or Judge Walter Nixon.
Judge Nixon was the first judge impeached under the new procedures where the Senate uses a committee to hear the evidence and then conducts the full trial in the Senate as required by the Constitution. Judge Nixon challenged that procedure in the Supreme Court and lost. You can also hear the oral arguments in the Nixon case before the Supreme Court.
It is all in the Video Library and available free on your computer. Watch it. Clip it. Share it.