Senate Removes U.S. Judge From Office

For only the eighth time in history, the Senate voted Wednesday to convict a federal judge on articles of impeachment and remove him from office. The action was taken against Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana. On the first article, involving accepting cash from lawyers, he was convicted unanimously, according to an Associated Press report. […]

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House Votes for Judge's Impeachment

BULLETIN: House lawmakers voted today for four articles of impeachment against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, paving the way for an impeachment trial in the Senate, according to an article in the Blog of Legal Times. The House of Representative could add Louisiana Federal District Judge G. Thomas Porteous to the list of impeached federal judges. […]

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Task Force Recommends Judge's Impeachment

After holding investigative hearings, a House of Representatives task force has recommended impeachment of federal District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana. The task force voted 8-0 to recommend his impeachment, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. The judge, who has been suspended from the bench, stands accused of accepting cash improperly and of lying during […]

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Unusual Impeachment Hearings Continue for U.S. Judge

In one of the more in-depth accounts available of the unusual case surrounding U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous (left), The Wall Street Journal discusses the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation of the Louisiana-based judge, who has been accused of accepting money from lawyers but never criminally charged. “Judicial impeachments are rare,” suggested Charles Geyh in the WSJ article. Geyh, an Indiana University […]

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Additional Penalties Imposed on District Judge

Additional penalties have been levied against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous, who is implicated in a bribery scandal, according to a Law.com article.  Judge Porteous is already facing an impeachment recommendation from the Judicial Conference of the United States.  Under the most recent sanctions from the 5th Judicial Court, all cases have been removed from his jurisdiction for […]

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12/21/07 – Two Federal Judges May Face Impeachment; More Women on State High Courts; WV SC Seat Opens Up

Panel: Judge’s Acts May Be Impeachable – The Associated Press According to the Judicial Council of the 5th Circuit, District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.’s actions while filing for bankruptcy may warrant impeachment. Women Setting New Records as State Supreme Court Judges – USINFO More women than ever are serving on state supreme courts. This […]

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