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Impeachment is a process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as criminal or civil punishment.==Etymology and history==The word "impeachment" derives from Latin root ''impedicare'' expressing the idea of becoming caught or entrapped, and has analogues in the modern French verb ''empêcher'' (to prevent) and the modern English ''impede''. Medieval popular etymology also... read more


A trump is a playing card which is elevated above its normal rank in trick-taking games. Typically an entire suit is nominated as a ''trump suit'' these cards then outrank all cards of plain (non-trump) suits. In other contexts, the term ''trump card'' can refer to any sort of action, authority, or policy which automatically prevails over all others.==Etymology==The word "trump" derives from "trionfi" or "triumph", documented as the name of a card game in 1529 and which spawned the game Ruff and... read more

Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2000

The Donald Trump presidential campaign of 2000 for the nomination of the Reform Party began when real estate magnate Donald Trump of New York announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee on the October 7, 1999 edition of ''Larry King Live''. Though Trump had never held elected office, he was well known for his frequent comments on public affairs and business exploits as head of The Trump Organization. He had previously considered a presidential run in 1988 as a Republican, but... read more

Witness impeachment

Witness impeachment, in the law of evidence of the United States, is the process of calling into question the credibility of an individual testifying in a trial. The Federal Rules of Evidence contain the rules governing impeachment in US federal courts.==Parties that may impeach==Under the common law of England, a party could not impeach its own witness unless one of four special circumstances was met. The Voucher Rule required the proponent of the witness to "vouch" for the truthfulness of the witness.... read more

Impeachment (Norway)

In Norway, impeachment, also known as the Constitutional Court of the Realm (), is a judicial process with the power to convict Members of Parliament, Members of the Council of State and Supreme Court Justices for criminal acts performed in line of duty. Impeachment is based on the Constitution of Norway §§ 86 and 87. Parliament authorizes the impeachment process, which establishes a tribunal consisting of five members of the Supreme Court and six lay members appointed by the Parliament of... read more

Impeachment Union

The Impeachment Union () is a political party in Armenia. In the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections it won no seats, but won a popular vote of 1.29%. This union leader is Nikol Pashinyan. This unions goal is been impeachment of that time president Robert Kocharyan. Dissolved in 2008, after nomination of Levon Ter-Petrosyan of candidate in Armenian presidential election, and after merged into Levon Ter-Petrosyan's led Armenian National Congress. read more

Impeachment of Bill Clinton

Chief Justice William Rehnquist presiding. House managers are seated beside the quarter-circular tables on the left and the president's personal counsel on the right. The Impeachment of ImpeachmentBill Clinton , the 42nd President of the United States, was initiated by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of House of Representativesperjury and one of House of Representativesperjuryobstruction of justice , on December 19, 1998. The charges stemmed from his extramarital affair... read more

Impeachment of Fernando Lugo

Fernando Lugo, elected President of Paraguay in 2008, was impeached and removed from office by the Congress of Paraguay in June 2012. On 21 June the Chamber of Deputies voted 76 to 1 to impeach Lugo, and the Senate removed him from office the following day, by 39 votes to 4, resulting in Vice President Federico Franco, who had broken with Lugo, becoming President. Lugo contends he was denied due process because he did not have enough time to prepare a defense. A number of Latin American governments... read more

Impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake

Shirani Bandaranayake, the 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, was impeached by Parliament and then removed from office by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in January 2013. Bandaranayake was accused of a number of charges including financial impropriety and interfering in legal cases, all of which she has denied. The impeachment followed a series of rulings against the government by the Supreme Court, including one against a bill proposed by Minister Basil Rajapaksa, President Rajapaksa's brother. Bandaranayake... read more

Impeachment of Renato Corona

Renato Corona, the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, was impeached on December 12, 2011. Corona was the third official, after former President Joseph Estrada in 2000 and Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez in March 2011, to be impeached by the House of Representatives.The Senate, convened as an impeachment court, began the trial on January 16, 2012. This was the second impeachment trial in the history of the Philippines, as Gutierrez had resigned prior to the start of her trial.... read more

Impeachment of Warren Hastings

The impeachment of Warren Hastings was a failed attempt to impeach the former Governor-General of India Warren Hastings in the Parliament of Great Britain between 1788 and 1795. Hastings was accused of misconduct during his time in Calcutta particularly relating to mismanagement and personal corruption. The prosecution was led by Edmund Burke and became a wider debate about the role of the East India Company and the expanding empire in India.The trial did not sit continuously and the case dragged... read more

Impeachment of Merceditas Gutierrez

The Philippine Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of the office's alleged underperformance and failure to act on several cases during the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. She became the second official after President Joseph Estrada in 2000 to be impeached.While the first impeachment complaint against her was filed in 2009, it was dismissed later in that year in a 14th Congress dominated by Arroyo's Lakas Kampi CMD party. In 2010, with the... read more

Impeachment of Man

''Impeachment of Man'' is a book by Savitri Devi, in which she recounts a history of the general indifference toward the suffering of non-human life. She puts forth a pro-vegetarian, anti-vivisectionist, biocentric, and misanthropic conservationist point of view. She does so within the context of her pro-Hitler and pro-Nazi political views, and devotes space to anti-Semitism and denouncing Jewish dietary practices.Written from July 1945 - 29 March 1946, it was first published in Calcutta in 1959.... read more

Articles of impeachment

The articles of impeachment are the set of charges drafted against a public official to initiate the impeachment process. The articles of impeachment do not result in the removal of the official, but instead require the enacting body to take further action, such as bringing the articles to a vote before the full body.In the United States, the articles of impeachment are drafted by the House of Representatives for cases involving federal officials. Once drafted, a supermajority of the United States... read more

Impeachment in New Hampshire

Impeachment in New Hampshire is an expressed Constitutional power of the House of Representatives to bring formal charges against a state officer for "bribery, corruption, malpractice or maladministration, in office." Upon the impeachment of a state officer, the Senate acts as "a court, with full power and authority to hear, try, and determine, all impeachments made by the house of representatives." Upon conviction, the Senate can impose a punishment that "does not extend further than removal from... read more


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