U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana, already faced with a recommendation for impeachment and suspended from the bench since the spring, got more bad news Thursday from the 5th Circuit. The circuit's Judicial Council ordered all his cases removed for two years, or until Congress acts on the impeachment request, removed Porteous' staff and issued a public reprimand, along with hundreds of pages of previously secret documents in the investigation.
Federal Judge Slammed by 5th Circuit in Disciplinary Action
The National Law Journal
September 15, 2008