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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To ensure that the Senate would convict only for serious offenses and only after serious deliberation, the Framers provided for impeachment only for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," U.
A FINAL JUSTIFICATION for impeachment is the inconsistency between the actions of an individual and the expectations of the office that individual holds.
Mr Vadim Filimonov, the Communist head of the impeachment commission, said first-degree murder charges were justified for the 1993 shelling of the then Duma.
But look on the bright side: Republican senator Jesse Helms has no plans to attach anti-gay amendments to the impeachment proceedings.
Prosecutor Kenneth Starr argues that the President's alleged perjury is sufficient grounds for impeachment.
Although ultimately acquitted of all wrongdoing, Mecham suffered a grand jury indictment, impeachment and was the target of a recall petition, making him the only officer in U.
On Friday, the ruling center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party, with the support of the right-wing Blue Coalition, the far-right, a nationalist Ataka and RZS managed to collect 162 MP signatures needed to begin the impeachment procedure.
We followed the same Constitutional provisions and the same House rules on impeachment.
Impeachment more closely resembles a legal process.
The Tupas committee, during its Tuesday, August 26th, public hearing last week, initially declared the said impeachment complaints as sufficient in form.
president has ever been removed from office through the impeachment process, almost every president since Richard Nixon has been the target of at least one Congressional effort to do so -- Bill Clinton for the Lewinsky scandal, Bush Senior for the (http://www.
Earlier in the proceedings, Cuevas had questioned the validity of the 188 votes in support of the impeachment move in the House of Representatives.