Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Obama Accepts Kent's Resignation

In what will probably be our final post on this matter, the White House has announced that President Obama has accepted the resignation of impeached federal district court judge Samuel Kent. This means that he has officially been removed from his seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Earlier this month Kent became the first federal judge to be impeached in 20 years and only the thirteenth federal judge to ever be impeached. Kent's resignation comes in the midst of the preparation of his impeachment trial proceedings in the Senate.

It was only a month ago that Kent submitted his first letter of resignation that was to be effective in one year. This meant that Kent would continue to receive his $174,000 annual salary and health insurance benefits. It was after that first letter of resignation that the impeachment process accelerated resulting in his immediate removal from the bench.

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