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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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Parliament members will be able to impeach any judge for his or her misconduct or incapacity once the bill comes into effect.
Peter Dak Khan, one the 28 MPs who signed the petition to impeach the speaker insists the decision by the latter to remain in-charge of the assembly affairs is unconstitutional.
Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price led the campaign to impeach ex-PM Tony Blair (inset)
You can't impeach over policy differences because you oppose the war.
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Let's Impeach the President" says things no one in the political mainstream will say quite so baldly.
Which body has the power to impeach a government official?
The two party leaders were making a joint declaration committing all Plaid Cymru and SNP MPs elected on May 5 to a new effort to impeach the Prime Minister.
Some 23 MPs have put their names to the motion - the first such bid to impeach a Prime Minister for 198 years.
The Diet's Judge Indictment Committee will examine the case and decide whether to impeach Muraki in the legislature's Judge Impeachment Court, the officials said.
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12) With only two of the five justices in the original Miranda majority still on the Court, the Supreme Court held that a statement taken in violation of Miranda could be used to impeach the credibility of a defendant at trial.