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Friday, December 17, 2010

Courts - "After Iowa Judicial Ouster, a New Move to Bounce Other Justices"

Ashby Jones has the report in the WSJ Law Blog:

Apparently the ouster of the trio wasn’t enough for some new members of the Iowa House. Three freshman Republican members are drafting legislation that would begin the process of impeachment for the remaining four justices on the state Supreme Court.
Here is a list of ILB entries on the Iowa Supreme Court.

ILB: Do we have impeachment in Indiana? Yes, I was surprised to find, our Indiana Constitution mentions impeachment in three places:

Article 6. Administrative

Section 7. All State officers shall, for crime, incapacity, or negligence, be liable to be removed from office, either by impeachment by the House of Representatives, to be tried by the Senate, or by a joint resolution of the General Assembly; two-thirds of the members elected to each branch voting, in either case, therefor.

Section 8. All State, county, township, and town officers, may be impeached, or removed from office, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

Article 5. Executive

Section 17. The Governor may grant reprieves, commutations, and pardons, after conviction, for all offenses except treason and cases of impeachment, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law. * * *

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 17, 2010 01:33 PM
Posted to Courts in general