Articles of impeachment


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an instrument which, in cases of impeachment, performs the same office which an indictment does in a common criminal case.
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Co-chairwoman Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, said that if there were new developments, approving articles of impeachment in the future remains on option.
The resignation and departure from the White House was in response to the long building, wide-ranging Watergate scandal and the recent passage of likely successful articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives.
On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.
31 ( ANI ): Texas Republican Steve Stockmam has reportedly said that he is considering filing Articles of Impeachment on U.
president requires two steps: The House of Representatives must pass the articles of impeachment, and the Senate then holds a trial.
As a direct result, the House Judiciary Committee proposed four articles of impeachment against the president, who became only the second president in American history to face such an indictment.
Earlier Santiago berated the prosecution for withdrawing five of the eight Articles of impeachment versus Corona, and at the same time, asking the Senate impeachment court to wait for them to present a Supreme Court associate justice as their witness.
Under Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution, impeachment is initiated by the House of Representatives, which holds hearings into alleged wrongdoing that can lead to formal charges known as articles of impeachment.
Dennis Kucinich says if hearings on the issue are not held within 30 days, he will introduce more articles of impeachment against Bush to the US congress.
The Philippine House of Representatives justice committee decided Monday to endorse an impeachment complaint against President Joseph Estrada to the full lower chamber, which could send the articles of impeachment to the Senate as early as next week.
TODAY: The Senate is expected to continue its closed-door deliberations on the articles of impeachment.
Senate Democrats promised opposition to live witnesses and to any Republican plan for a formal declaration of wrongdoing by the President as a prelude to a final vote on articles of impeachment.