March 11th, 2010
03:07 PM ET

House votes to impeach federal judge

The House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to impeach a federal judge from Louisiana.

With the vote, Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana became the 15th federal judge in the nation's history to be impeached by the House, the body said in a news release.

"Our investigation found that Judge Porteous participated in a pattern of corrupt conduct for years," said U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment.

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  1. Me

    Now how about they get busy and impeach a certain Superior Court 2 Judge in Indiana?

    February 26, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
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