Justice Samuel Chase impeached

On November 30, 1804, US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial in the Senate for "arbitrary and oppressive conduct of trials." He was acquitted in March, 1805.

Read a C-SPAN interview with Chief Justice William Rehnquist on his 1992 book Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and President Andrew Johnson. Review a chronological list of impeachments of federal judges.


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