Lawyers for impeached Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana asked a special U.S. Senate committee today not to allow certain evidence in the judge’s upcoming trial.

The argument came on the same day a federal judge in Washington declined to intervene in the Senate proceedings, and about a month before the Senate Impeachment Trial Committee is scheduled to begin its week-long trial of Porteous on four articles of impeachment.

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