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Monday, November 30, 2009

Justice Samuel Chase impeached
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On November 30, 1804, US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial in the Senate for "arbitrary and oppressive conduct of trials." He was acquitted in March, 1805.

Read a C-SPAN interview with Chief Justice William Rehnquist on his 1992 book Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and President Andrew Johnson. Review a chronological list of impeachments of federal judges.

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