House Leaders Push For Impeachment Of Judge Kent

Law360, New York (May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reps. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Lamar Smith, R-Texas, the top two members of the House Judiciary Committee, have opened an impeachment inquiry on U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent, who has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for lying to investigators about allegations of sexual abuse.

Conyers, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Smith, the panel's ranking Republican, filed a joint resolution Tuesday launching the inquiry.

Both congressmen made it clear a day earlier that they would seek Judge Kent's impeachment if he did not...
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