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House impeaches federal judge

June 20, 2009

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— The House on Friday impeached a federal judge imprisoned for lying about sexual assaults of two women in the first such vote since impeaching former President Bill Clinton a decade ago.

The impeachment of U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent of Texas sets up a trial in the Senate. Kent is the first federal judge impeached in 20 years.

The House approved four articles of impeachment against Kent accusing him of sexually assaulting two female employees and lying to judicial investigators and Justice Department officials. All four articles passed unanimously.

Kent, 59, entered a federal prison in Massachusetts on Monday to serve a 33-month sentence. He pleaded guilty last month to lying to judicial investigators about sexual assaults of two female employees.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 10 months ago

So, Solomon, you don't understand the difference between sex and sexual assault. Sadly, I'm not surprised.

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Eybea Opiner 4 years, 10 months ago

Hey, what's the big deal. It's just about sex. I thought we set a precedent about stuff like this.

Oh, well. If he's convicted he can always run for congress like a certain Mr. Hastings.

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