House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., has introduced a resolution to allow his committee to investigate U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, who has served on the federal bench in Los Angeles since 1966. The committee would then consider whether impeachment proceedings are warranted, Sensenbrenner said. Real allegedly seized control of a bankruptcy case involving a defendant he knew and then allowed the defendant to live rent-free for years in a house she'd been ordered to vacate.
House Chairman Seeks Investigation, Possible Impeachment of Calif. Judge
The Associated Press
July 20, 2006