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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:01 PM
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There have been sixteen Federal Officials impeached in U. S. History
Only five were removed from office as a result of the proceedigns which followed in the Senate:

William Blount, senator from Tennessee; charges dismissed for want of jurisdiction, Jan. 14, 1799.

John Pickering, judge of the U.S. District Court for New Hampshire; removed from office March 12, 1804.

Samuel Chase, associate justice of the Supreme Court; acquitted March 1, 1805.

James H. Peck, judge of the U.S. District Court for Missouri; acquitted Jan. 31, 1831.

West H. Humphreys, judge of the U.S. District Court for the middle, eastern, and western districts of Tennessee; removed from office June 26, 1862.

Andrew Johnson, president of the United States; acquitted May 26, 1868.

William W. Belknap, secretary of war; acquitted Aug. 1, 1876.

Charles Swayne, judge of the U.S. District Court for the northern district of Florida; acquitted Feb. 27, 1905.

Robert W. Archbald, associate judge, U.S. Commerce Court; removed Jan. 13, 1913.

George W. English, judge of the U.S. District Court for eastern district of Illinois; resigned Nov. 4, 1926; proceedings dismissed.

Harold Louderback, judge of the U.S. District Court for the northern district of California; acquitted May 24, 1933.

Halsted L. Ritter, judge of the U.S. District Court for the southern district of Florida; removed from office April 17, 1936.

Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the U.S. District Court for the district of Nevada; removed from office Oct. 9, 1986.

Alcee L. Hastings, judge of the U.S. District Court for the southern district of Florida; removed from office Oct. 20, 1988.

Walter L. Nixon, judge of the U.S. District Court for Mississippi; removed from office Nov. 3, 1989.

William J. Clinton, president of the United States; acquitted Feb. 12, 1999.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:02 PM
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1. Well, we can do better then that now
can't we? I expect we'll be able to double that list pretty soon.

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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:08 PM
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2. Look at the number of judges! Most of
them were judges.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:12 PM
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3. Short of death, impeachment is the only way to remove them
While an office holder who had really screwed up would probably be defeated for reelection and an appointed official could be fired.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:53 PM
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4. Let's shoot for another 16
to impeach and remove from office in 2005 and 2006. We don't even have to stop at 16.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:17 PM
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5. Um, I count 7 removed
and one resignation.

-Hoot
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:33 PM
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7. Damn, I misposted!
Tanks for catching that!
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:43 PM
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8. I like the 7/16 better than 5/16!
-Hoot
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:19 PM
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6. Great post!
Let's raise that number!
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