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Federal Impeachment

Harry E. Claiborne

Judge Claiborne, of the District of Nevada, was impeached by the House in 1986 after being convicted of tax fraud in 1984. As a part of its proceedings, the Senate, for the first time, used a twelve-member committee to collect and hear evidence. Claiborne’s attempt to block this procedure in court failed. He was convicted by the full Senate on three of the four counts.

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