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Foreword

BY HON. HENRY J. HYDE, CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON THE

JUDICIARY The resolution of fundamental issues of public debate is always enhanced when wide segments of the American public become concerned and informed.

In recent months, the Committee on the Judiciary has daily received numerous requests for information regarding the constitutional and procedural bases for the impeachment of civil officers of the United States. For that reason, and to promote familiarity with a critical area of American law, I am pleased to transmit this document as a committee print.

It is my hope that these materials will be more readily accessible to Members of Congress and to a larger segment of the American community.

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Foreword
Provisions of the U.S. Constitution Regarding the Matter of Impeachment
Articles of Impeachment Voted by the House of Representatives since 1974:

Richard M. Nixon
Harry E. Claiborne
Alcee L. Hastings

Walter L. Nixon, Jr
Report of the Committee on the Judiciary, 93rd Congress, 1974, on inquiry

as to Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States Report of the Committee on the Judiciary, 99th Congress, 1986, on inquiry as to Impeachment of Harry E. Claiborne, Judge of the United States

District Court for the District of Nevada
Report of the Committee on the Judiciary, 100th Congress, 1988, on inquiry

as to Impeachment of Alcee L. Hastings, Judge of the United States District

Court for the Southern District of Florida
Report of the Committee on the Judiciary, 101st Congress, 1989, on inquiry

as to Impeachment of Walter L. Nixon, Jr., Judge of the United States

District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Report of the National Commission on Judical Discipline and Removal, 1993 ..
Independent Counsel Statute
Harry T. Edwards, “Regulating Judicial Misconduct and Divining 'Good Be-

havior' for Federal Judges,” 87 Mich. L. Rev. 765 (February 1989)
Michael Gerhardt, “The Constitutional Limits to Impeachment and Its Alter-

natives," Tex. L. Rev. 1 (1989) Ronald D. Rotunda, "Symposium of Judicial Discipline and Impeachment:

An Essay on the Constitutional Parameters of Federal Impeachment,” 76

Ky. L.J. 707 (1988) Appendix:

House Committee on the Judiciary, 93d Congress, First Session, Report

on “Impeachment: Selected Materials” (Committee Print 1973)

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