Senate Convicts Impeached Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous

Serving as the first impeachment jury of the century, the Senate Wednesday convicted a U.S. district judge accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes, making G. Thomas Porteous only the eighth federal judge ever removed from the bench by Congress. Porteous sat silently in the well of the chamber as 96 Senators stood one by one to announce their verdicts of "guilty" or "not guilty" on four articles of impeachment. Porteous, a 63-year-old New Orleans native, was impeached by the House in...Full Story
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