Senate Votes To Remove Porteous From Federal Bench

Law360, New York (December 8, 2010, 12:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to convict U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. on four articles of impeachment ranging from corruption to lying to federal officials, making the Louisiana judge the eighth to ever be removed from the federal bench by impeachment.

Following a brief Senate trial that began Tuesday, two-thirds or more of senators agreed that Porteous was guilty on all four articles of impeachment ratified earlier this year by the U.S. House of Representatives, immediately evicting him from his lifetime seat on...
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