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  Impeachment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Once an individual is impeached, he or she must then face the possibility of conviction via legislative vote, which then entails the removal of the individual from office.
Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998 by the House of Representatives on grounds of perjury to a grand jury (by a 228-206 vote) and obstruction of justice (by a 221-212 vote), becoming only the second U.S. President to be impeached (the previous one being Andrew Johnson in 1868).
Roh Moo-hyun, the president of South Korea, was impeached on March 12, 2004; Korea's Constitutional Court overturned the decision on May 14, 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Impeachment   (1992 words)

 Bill Clinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives and in the ensuing trial in the U.S. Senate, Clinton was acquitted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Clinton was impeached as President of the United States on December 19, 1998, by the House of Representatives.
December 19, 1998 - Clinton is impeached by the House of Representatives on grounds of perjury and obstruction of justice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill_Clinton   (5992 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- From Wild Westerners to corrupt farmers, impeached governors a diverse bunch
If he is impeached by the House he must step aside pending a Senate trial that would determine whether he would be permanently removed from office.
A campaign finance charge was dismissed, but the unpopular political outsider was impeached in 1988 on an unrelated charge of trying to thwart an investigation into an alleged death threat made by a state official.
Huey Long, the "Kingfish" governor of Louisiana, was impeached for bribery but survived his Senate trial and went on to become a U.S. senator.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/20040620-1020-impeachedgovernors.html   (680 words)

 impeachment cases
In the background of the Chase impeachment, and possibly that of Pickering, was the fact that most of the judges of the Supreme Court and lower federal courts had been appointed by Federalist Presidents.
Congress promptly passed a statute limiting the power of judges to punish for contempt of court except when it consists of misbehavior in the presence of the court, or so near it as to obstruct the administration of justice.
Nixon had been convicted of perjury by a regular court of law and was serving a five-year sentence for the crime at the time of his impeachment.
www.inq7.net /impeach/impeach.html   (887 words)

 Majority of Filipinos want Arroyo impeached - poll - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The telephone survey of nearly 600 people in the Philippine capital Manila was taken on three dates -- after her apology for a "lapse in judgment" in June, after her economic team quit and her speech in Congress in July.
The poll by Social Weather Stations showed four out of five respondents favored Arroyo being impeached over allegations she contacted an elections official and ordered him to rig votes on the troubled southern island of Mindanao in the May 2004 presidential election.
Only 12 percent said they wanted the president to remain in power, rejecting calls for her to resign or moves in Congress to remove her from office if found guilty in an impeachment trial.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/08/27/majority_of_filipinos_want_arroyo_impeached___poll   (281 words)

 American constitution - Who has been impeached?
The American Constitution allows civil officers, including the President and Vice President, to be impeached.
This is a process which, in the normal course of law would be the process of charging and taking someone to trial - but with impeachment, the trial is in the Senate and the penalties are limited to removal and barring from office.
Note that the dates given are for the year in which they were impeached, and the year in which the final judgment was made.
www.miketodd.net /encyc/impeach2.htm   (460 words)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 - William Jefferson Clinton was impeached on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice today by a divided House of Representatives, which recommended virtually along party lines that the Senate remove the nation's 42d President from office.
Clinton became only the second President in history to be impeached, in a stunning day that also brought the resignation of the incoming Speaker of the House, Robert L. Livingston.
Andrew Johnson, impeached and acquitted by one vote in 1868, had been elected Vice President and succeeded to the White House on Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865.
www.anncoulter.org /specials/today2.htm   (1879 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Former President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House but was not convicted by the Senate.
The House impeached Chief Justice Brock on grounds that he had engaged in various forms of improper behavior, but did not impeach the associate justices.
In explaining his decision, he contended that, in certain neighborhoods where members of the community regarded the police as corrupt, it was not unusual for a group of African-American males to run from officers.
www.constitutionproject.org /ci/newsroom_guide/29.htm   (1867 words)

 Clinton Impeached [December 19, 1998]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Clinton is only the second president to be impeached and the first elected president to ever be impeached.
President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 and subsequently acquitted in the Senate by one vote.
The decision to impeach the President followed a dramatic morning which saw the Speaker-designate, Bob Livingston, announce that he would not be contesting the position and is leaving the Congress.
www.australianpolitics.com /usa/clinton/impeachment/impeached.shtml   (251 words)

 USATODAY.com - Iran's transportation minister impeached in blow to Khatami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In the latest blow to the administration of reformist President Mohammad Khatami, Iran's conservative-dominated parliament impeached the transportation minister on Sunday, accusing him of financial mismanagement and a shady aviation deal.
He was sentenced to five years in jail for religious dissent, but was pardoned after serving two years behind bars.
The former, popular minister of culture, Ataollah Mohajerani, also was impeached by hard-liners who were controlling the parliament until 2000, but narrowly survived a confidence vote and later resigned under pressure.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-10-03-iran-impeach_x.htm   (603 words)

 IMPEACH BUSH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.
Resolved, That George Walker Bush, President of the United States is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate:
In all of this George Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
radio.weblogs.com /0116902/stories/2003/01/18/impeachBush.html   (654 words)

 Why President Clinton was impeached
I've always felt that X-42 was impeached for one simple reason: because he was certifiably insane, and therefore had to be remembered in history books with this permanent stigma attached to him.
Clinton was impeached because he used the power of his office to commit crimes for the purpose of denying fellow citizen, Paula Jones, the right to a fair trial of her grievances under the Constitutionof the United States.
But he was impeached because there were enough men and women in congress who realized that this was a man who was pure evil and unfit to serve.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1179713/posts   (1756 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Harry Claiborne, impeached ex-judge
Harry Claiborne, a federal judge who was impeached after his conviction for filing false tax returns, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Jan. 19 at his home.
LAS VEGAS -- Harry Claiborne, a federal judge who was impeached after his conviction for filing false tax returns, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Jan. 19 at his home.
He was the first federal judge to be sent to prison, serving 17 months.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/01/29/harry_claiborne_impeached_ex_judge   (208 words)

 Court TV Online
WASHINGTON (Court TV) — As the House prepared to impeach the president Saturday for only the second time in the history of the United States, one of the few men who can sympathize with his plight rallied to his side.
Alcee Hastings, a former U.S. district judge, was impeached and ousted from one federal office, but managed to attain another.
Although Richard Nixon was not impeached, the Judiciary Committee voted to recommend three articles of impeachment to the House of Representatives.
www.courttv.com /casefiles/clintoncrisis/121898_hastings.html   (744 words)

 Democratic Underground - Was Bill Clinton impeached or not???
Impeaching is what the Senate does after the House votes to bring the charges -- the "Articles of Impeachment".
Impeach: to bring a public official (as the House did) before the proper tribunal (the Senate) on charges of wrongdoing.
As recent history has shown, when a public official is impeached, that is, formally accused of wrongdoing, this is only the start of what can be a lengthy process that may or may not lead to the official's removal from office.
www.democraticunderground.com /discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x1828877   (1368 words)

 International Election Monitoring Group Headed By Impeached U.S. Judge;
Washington, D.C.– The American Policy Center charged on Wednesday that the U.S. State Department has invited scandal, fraud, and corruption to the American electoral process with its decision to bring in foreign election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor the November presidential election.
He is one of only a handful of judges ever to be impeached in the history of the U.S. "The outrage just got more outrageous," said American Policy Center president Tom DeWeese.
Tom DeWeese is the publisher/editor of The DeWeese Report and president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia.
www.canadafreepress.com /2004/deweese082604.htm   (796 words)

 reviewjournal.com -- News: Augustine impeached
The Assembly impeached state Controller Kathy Augustine when all 42 Assembly members signed articles of impeachment, which will be delivered to the state Senate today for a trial.
The other two articles contend the controller violated laws by using state-owned computer, equipment and facilities to work on her 2002 re-election campaign.
Augustine becomes the first state official in Nevada's 140-year history to be impeached.
www.reviewjournal.com /lvrj_home/2004/Nov-12-Fri-2004/news/25242898.html   (924 words)

 Former Secretary Of State. Lawrence Eagleburger, "If George W. Bush takes military action against Iran and Syria, ...
Lawrence Eagleburger, "If George W. Bush takes military action against Iran and Syria, he should be impeached".
Now that the military campaign seems to be drawing to a close, we ask Mr Eagleburger if it is true that winning the peace will be much harder.
In an impassioned interview, Mr Eagleburger also tells us that if George W. Bush were to take military action against Iran and Syria, he should be impeached.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article2931.htm   (223 words)

 American Experience | Ulysses S. Grant | People & Events | The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
For the first time in history, the United States House of Representatives impeached a sitting president, Democrat Andrew Johnson.
Angered by Johnson's open defiance, the House of Representatives formally impeached him on February 24 by a vote of 126 to 47.
They charged him with violation of the Tenure of Office Act and bringing into "disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt, and reproach the Congress of the United States." It was then up to the Senate to try Johnson.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/grant/peopleevents/e_impeach.html   (573 words)

 Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
While President Roh is suspended Prime Minister Goh Kun will assume all the president's powers and duties, including the role of commander in chief, the power to sign treaties and the ability to appoint and to accept diplomatic envoys.
Chairman of Grand National Party (GNP) Choe Byung-yul (right) waits for results in his seat as the vote to impeach President Roh Moo-hyun begins at the National Assembly on Friday.
Voting to impeach were 129 lawmakers from the Grand National Party, 53 from the Millennium Democratic Party, eight from the United Liberal Democrats and five independent lawmakers.
english.chosun.com /w21data/html/news/200403/200403120009.html   (720 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | South Korean president impeached
The opposition parties which dominate the chamber impeached Mr Roh by a vote of 193 to 2, suspending his powers pending a Constitutional Court ruling.
The MDP was joined by the largest opposition party, the Grand National Party (GNP), in the impeachment vote, which needed two thirds approval in the National Assembly, or 181 votes.
"It was a nation-saving decision to impeach President Roh, who has caused chaos in state affairs and is tainted by corruption scandals," commented the GNP's Eun Jin-soo.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/3504026.stm   (614 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Chaos as S Korea president impeached   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has been impeached for violating elections laws.
The country's opposition-dominated parliament voted 193 to 2 on Friday to strip the president of his position after a last ditch attempt by Roh to avert the vote by issuing a public apology failed.
But chaos erupted inside the parliament as Roh supporters and opposition members hurled punches and threw their shoes at each other.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/140C9AC0-D7DA-40EF-AAD1-E9B3B5462BBD.htm   (450 words)

 Impeached Lithuania president to run again - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
VILNIUS, Lithuania, April 17 (UPI) -- Former Lithuanian president Rolandas Paksas, recently impeached, will run again for the presidency at the Liberal Democratic Party congress on Sunday.
Paksas was ousted from the presidential office after the Lithuanian Constitutional Court ruled he had grossly violated the constitution and his presidential oath.
The Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, impeached him and removed him from office April 6.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20040417-033513-9313r.htm   (155 words)

 Trial Memorandum of President William Jefferson Clinton
Although the proceeding at issue was not in his court, his use of the judicial office for the private gain of a party to a judicial proceeding directly implicated his official functions.
Finally, Judge Alcee Hastings was impeached and removed for making perjurious statements at his trial for conspiring to fix cases in his own court.
We argued before the House Judiciary Committee that it must treat a vote to impeach as, in effect, a vote to remove the President from office and that a decision of such moment ought not to be based on anything less than "clear and convincing" evidence.
www.senate.gov /~rpc/archive/impeach/whmem1-13.htm   (17527 words)

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