Impeachment

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Impeachment

The act of attempting to remove a public official from office. An impeachment does not necessarily result in removal, since another step is required before the official is forced to leave office. For example, in the United States, the House of Representatives may impeach the president by a majority vote. The case is then passed on for trial to the Senate, which may remove the president with a two-thirds vote.
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If he is successful, the Senate must convene as a court of impeachment to settle the matter.
Today: Senate leaders are likely to announce the schedule for the remainder of the trial, then will recess the court of impeachment until Tuesday.
If the House is in favor of ousting the regent, the Senate must then convene as a court of impeachment to settle the matter.
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