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Judicial misconduct and its remedies

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Judicial misconduct and its remedies Judicial misconduct includes activities, such as bribery, that reduce public confidence in the integrity  and impartiality of the judiciary. Most states have a judicial-conduct commission that investigates  charges of misconduct against state judges. A state supreme court usually decides whether or not to  discipline a judge. About ten state judges are removed each year. Federal judges can be removed  only if they are impeached—found guilty of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors  in a trial convened in the U.S. Senate. In the history of the federal judiciary, seven judges have been  removed through impeachment. Judicial independence The nation's founders made the courts an independent, coequal branch of government for two  reasons. First, making the judiciary independent would enable it to reach impartial decisions in 
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  • Fall '09
  • staff
  • year. Federal judges, remedies Judicial misconduct, discriminatory policies. Judges, judges life tenure

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