The House on Tuesday passed a resolution to start an investigative inquiry of Texas federal Judge Samuel Kent -- the first step toward an impeachment process for the judge, who was sentenced on Monday to almost three years in prison for lying about groping female employees. Key members of the House Judiciary Committee have insisted that Kent resign, but his lawyer has said the judge has retired, allowing him to continue receiving his $169,300 annual salary.
House Approves Inquiry to Decide on Federal Judge's Impeachment
The Associated Press
May 13, 2009