In a series of resounding votes, the Senate on Wednesday convicted U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. on four articles of impeachment and made him the eighth federal judge in history to be forced from the bench by Congress.

Senators were unanimous on one of the articles, rebuking Porteous for not recusing from a case in which two friends who often gave Porteous cash gifts represented one side. They voted overwhelmingly to convict on two others, though they demonstrated some reluctance on a fourth article related to alleged misconduct while Porteous was a state judge.

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