Article 3, Section 1 of the Constitution -
Article 2, Section 4, OOTH -
AIUI “high crimes and misdemeanors” means more or less whatever Congress decides it wants.
There has been of late a certain amount of discussion about impeaching one of the Justices on the Supreme Court. My question is, does “during good behavior” have a more specific meaning than “high crimes and misdemeanors”?
[ul][li]During good behavior. Does this mean the bad behavior to be considered for impeachment has to have occurred while on the Court? I assume this is not limited to official behavior - if Ginsberg is caught dealing crack out the back window of the Supreme Court building, she could be impeached for that even though she was not doing so as part of her role as Justice. But what if it were shown that she was dealing crack before she became a Justice? Could she be impeached for that? [/ul][/li][ul][li]What exactly is good behavior, especially as contrasted to bad behavior? Is this like HCaM which can mean anything Congress wants, ranging from sexually harassing the statue of Justice in the front hallway to peeing on the Washington Monument? Is it specifically illegal behavior? [/ul][/li]Don’t need answer fast, IANAL, all models are over 18, void where taxed or prohibited, do not read this thread if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, consult your doctor if you experience a thread lasting more than four hours. May contain peanuts.