We the People: Justin Chase's impeachment and judicial independence


May 1, 2023

In its first and only impeachment trial of a Supreme Court justice, the U.S. Senate in 1805 acquitted Samuel Chase of charges against him, a historic decision that raises profoundly important questions about judicial independence and accountability and illuminates the challenges facing Justice Clarence Thomas.

American politics, fraught with heated partisan divisions, had reached a fever pitch...

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