Monday, March 15, 2010

House Votes to Impeach Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., for High Crimes and Misdemeanors

The House impeached Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. of Louisiana with four charges: that he accepted gifts in exchange for official actions, falsified and withheld information during a bankruptcy proceeding, made false statements as part of his Senate confirmation and received money from lawyers involved in a case that he oversaw. Unless the judge resigns, the Senate will hold a trial. A conviction on any of the four counts would remove Judge Porteous from office.

On Agreeing to Article IV of the Resolution
House Roll Call No. 105
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 423-0 (see complete tally)
The House agreed to Article IV of the resolution by a recorded vote of 423 ayes with none voting "no", Roll No. 105.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 105

Votes For : 423

Not Voting : 7

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