Article 3, Section 1

Document 31

House of Representatives, Removal of Judges

31 Jan. 1811Annals 22:857

Mr. Wright called for the consideration of the resolution submitted by him on Wednesday last, in the following words:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two-thirds of both Houses concurring, That the following section be submitted to the Legislatures of the several States; which, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the States, shall be valid and binding as a part of the Constitution of the United States:

"The Judges of the Supreme Court and inferior courts, may be removed from office by the joint address of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States."

Mr. W. wished it considered barely with a view to a reference to a Committee of the Whole, and to make it the order of the day for some distant day.

The House refused to consider the resolution; 53 to 38.

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