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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.

Congressional Materials

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