Monday, November 01, 2004

 

About impeachment

Federal judges hold office during periods of "good behavior". Congress gets to determine what is "good behavior". It need not be limited to high crimes or misdemeanors, unlike impeachment of other federal officials. Considering the utter absence of any other sure remedy for a judge willing to decide cases which he should be disqualified from hearing (although an appellate court could issue an order disqualifying him in advance from certain matters, which was done as to Judge Andrew Hauk (Central District of California) in police brutality cases), impeachment is appropriate for a judge willing to disregard ethical rules in such a fashion.

This is a law review article in the making. It's almost midnight on the night before election day. I'll have to have more later.


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