Kent now becomes only the 14th federal judge to have been impeached since 1803. The articles of impeachment (indictment) now move to the Senate for a trial on the merits. Should two-thirds of the Senate vote to convict, Kent will be removed from office long before his hand-picked resignation date of June 1, 2010.
Friday, June 19, 2009
House votes to impeach Kent in record time
Disgraced federal judge and convicted felon Samuel Kent found out just how far he's fallen since pleading guilty to obstruction of justice charges. The House voted to approve four articles of impeachment in less than 30 minutes, with nary a soul speaking out for the so-called Emperor of Galveston.