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House Proceeding 03-11-10 on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 0:00:10 to 0:06:10
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John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: yourouse judiciary committee has completed an independent investigation conducted with thoroughness by a special task force on our committee chaired by adam schiff, with much distinction.

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: i ao thank his co-chair, bob goodlatte, and hank hnson, the subcommittee chair on judiciary from which this matter arose. members of the house, our investigation has demonstrated that judge porteous has engaged

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: in misconduct in various spheres of his public life, spanning decades. his misconduct is described in detail and the report filed by our committee which is availablto any member that wishes a copy.

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: and our committee has subsequently voted unanimously to recommend four articles of impeachment. our chair of the impeachment task force, adam schiff, is goig to expand on the details, but since so many members want

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: time, i just want to make this opening comment. the department of justice and the judicial conference have determined that judge porteous had clearly committed serious misconduct in various spheres of his personal and

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: professional life. the judicial conference referred the matter to the house for possible impeachment. the fifth circuit suspended him from sitting on the bench. and this committee through a specially appointed task force has thoroughly and

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: independently investigated the facts. held also detailed factual hearings relating to the judge's misconduct in connection with his relationships with lawyers, in connection with his personal bankruptcy filing, and his relationship with bail

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John Jr.Conyers: bondsmen. in adigs -- additionally, testimony was included from experts on judicial ethics and on thconstitutional standards that surround impeachment. so the four separate articles before us today e laid out in

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: detail and includes a variety of offenses that we will go into shortly. the misconduct i am sorry to say easily satisfies the constitutional standard of being high crimes and

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: misdemeanor, and clearly renders the person, the judge, unfit to continue service. i bring this resolution to the floor with regret that we are called upon to take this action. but i have no doubt that we

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: must take action. the grounds for impeachment are overwhelmingly established and

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