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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An impeachment case, filed by Lorenzo Gadon who has close ties to the president's allies, wants the chief justice removed based on 27 acts that the lawyer said were sufficient to have her impeached.
Roque admitted that they prefer to wait for the decision of the House plenary on Sereno's impeachment complaint.
The impeachment complaint filed by Gadon contains four grounds including corruption, culpable violation of the Constitution, betrayal of public trust and other high crimes.
Jose Christopher 'Kit' Belmonte voted against the finding of probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Sereno.
The Senate will only convene as an impeachment body and the ball will only start rolling when the impeachment articles are already transmitted by HOR to the upper chamber," Escudero said.
Al Green (D-Texas), who addressed the rally in Austin, first called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor on May 17 for obstruction of justice in the wake of Former FBI director James Comey's testimony that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former NSA Michael Flynn.
US interest in Sri Lanka's internal matters has raised concerns among nationalist groups who believe that the arrival of US representatives to monitor the impeachment process threatens the independence of Sri Lanka's democracy and judiciary.
On March 17, 2010, the Senate organized for the impeachment trial
The RZS party change in heart has left the GERB government and their rightist allies without enough votes to push the impeachment process through to the country's Constitutional Court.
But the reason most impeachment activists argue that Bush and Cheney need to be impeached isn't dislike for those individuals but rather fear of the precedent being set for future administrations.
to play the impeachment card; last week, independent John Frohnmayer called for such a trial in Congress.
I was impressed by the depth in which John Nichols presented the impeachment case ("Be Bipartisan: Impeach Bush," December 2006).