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Impeachment proceedings against Thomas Porteous to continue

Louisiana: Despite an attempt to delay proceedings by Thomas Porteous, federal judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, his impeachment hearings from the House Judiciary Committee will continue. Porteous is charged with presiding over a trial in which the lawyers involved had given him money and is accused of filing for bankruptcy under a false name, among other things.[1]

Porteous sued the House Judiciary Committee to delay impeachment proceedings planned against him, claiming that his Fifth Amendment rights were violated. The judge said in his lawsuit that the task force in charge of planning his impeachment failed to grant him immunity in giving testimony to the task force.[2] Judge Richard Leon, who heard the temporary restraining order case, refused to delay the opening of congressional hearings. Leon counseled attorneys for Porteous that they may still file for an injunction later in the year, but that their chances for success would be a "very, very long shot".[3]

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References

  1. Times-Picayune "Porteous impeachment request to be subject of hearings," November 12, 2009
  2. Associated Press "Federal judge sues impeachment panel," November 13, 2009 (dead link)
  3. Times Picayune "Impeachment hearings open today for Judge Thomas Porteous," November 17, 2009