Thomas Porteous

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Porteous, G. Thomas, Jr. – Federal Judicial Center".
  2. Simerman, John (November 15, 2021). "Ex-Louisiana judge G. Thomas Porteous, last to be impeached by U.S. Senate, dies at 74". NOLA.com. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  3. 1 2 Finch, Susan; Ritea, Steve (July 26, 2002). "Judge says religious groups got state abstinence grants – Program ordered to keep closer watch". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. p. B6. A state program to encourage sexual abstinence among adolescents has given money to individuals and groups that promote religion, a practice that violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge decided Thursday. Ruling in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous ordered the Governor's Program on Abstinence to stop giving grants to individuals or groups that use the money to convey religious messages "or otherwise advance religion in any way in the course of any event supported in whole or in part" by the program.
  4. Connolly, Ceci (July 26, 2002). "Judge Orders Changes In Abstinence Program". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 10, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2010. He said there was ample evidence that many of the groups participating in the Governor's Program on Abstinence were "furthering religious objectives
  5. 1 2 Finch, Susan (February 5, 2002). "Judge throws out ban on rave gear – Pacifiers, glow sticks are legal". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Archived from the original on June 12, 2002. Retrieved October 9, 2009. Banning pacifiers and glow sticks in an effort to curb drug use at all-night raves violates free speech and does not further the government's war on drugs, a federal judge has ruled in permanently blocking federal agents from enforcing the ban. [...] The American Civil Liberties Union, though, said the ban was unconstitutional and challenged it in federal court.
  6. Gyan, Joe, Jr (September 15, 1999). "State claims abortion restriction attempt to bar infanticide". The Advocate. Baton Rouge. p. B6. U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of New Orleans struck down the dilation and extraction law last March, calling it a "back door effort" to limit a woman's constitutional right to have an abortion. The judge agreed with abortion providers that the '97 law, Act 906, is so vague that it effectively covers any and all abortions.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Broach, Drew; Rainey, Richard (December 20, 2007). "Court refers Porteous for impeachment". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved October 7, 2009. Porteous and his wife, Carmella, sought protection from their creditors under Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in 2001. They filed the case under the names G.T. Ortous and C.A. Ortous with a post office box address in Harvey. Twelve days later, they amended the papers to use their real names. [...] Federal agents initially unearthed Porteous's alleged misconduct during Operation Wrinkled Robe, which largely centered on the influence of a bail bonds company over judges and jailers in Gretna. [...] Porteous returned to the federal bench in June, after spending a year on disability in the wake of losing his house and his wife and enduring the criminal investigation.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Gordon, Meghan (June 1, 2007). "Federal judge returning to bench". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  9. Duff, James C. (June 18, 2008). "Judicial Conference of the United States Determination" (PDF). Judicial Conference of the United States. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 22, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2009. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 355(b)(1), the Judicial Conference of the United States certifies to the House of Representatives its determination that consideration of impeachment of United States District Judge G. Thomas Porteous (E.D. La.) may be warranted.
  10. 1 2 3 Duff, James C. (June 18, 2008). "Judicial Conference of the United States Determination" (PDF). Judicial Conference of the United States. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 22, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
  11. 1 2 Duff, James C. (June 18, 2008). "Judicial Conference of the United States Determination" (PDF). Judicial Conference of the United States. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 22, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
  12. Kellman, Laurie (September 17, 2008). "House panel moves toward impeaching a judge". USA Today. Associated Press. Archived from the original on July 21, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  13. Conyers, John, Jr. (September 17, 2008). "H. Res. 1448: Authorizing and directing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire whether the House should impeach G. Thomas Porteous, a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana". United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  14. 1 2 "House Judiciary Committee Announces Retention of Alan Baron to Lead Inquiry into Possible Impeachment of Judge Porteous" (Press release). U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. October 2, 2008. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
  15. Conyers, John, Jr. (January 6, 2009). "H. Res. 15: Authorizing and directing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire whether the House should impeach G. Thomas Porteous, a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
  16. Alpert, Bruce (January 13, 2009). "House votes to renew impeachment probe of Judge Porteous". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved October 7, 2009. The House of Representatives Tuesday authorized its Judiciary Committee to continue its unfinished impeachment investigation of Louisiana federal judge Thomas Porteous. [...] But the committee didn't complete the investigation before the 110th Congress adjourned at the end of 2008 and by rule all impeachment investigations must be authorized by the current Congress.
  17. 1 2 Conyers, John, Jr.; Smith, Lamar (September 30, 2009). "H. Res. 785: Authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to inspect and receive certain tax returns and tax return information for the purposes of its investigation into whether United States District Judge G. Thomas Porteous should be impeached, and for other purposes". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  18. 1 2 3 Alpert, Bruce (October 1, 2009). "Federal judge's tax returns sought in probe". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  19. Alpert, Bruce (November 12, 2009). "Porteous impeachment request to be subject of hearings". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved November 14, 2009.
  20. Staff reporter (November 13, 2009). "Federal judge sues impeachment panel". AP. Archived from the original on November 14, 2009. Retrieved November 14, 2009.
  21. Alpert, Bruce (January 21, 2010). "Judge Thomas Porteous should be impeached, task force votes". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  22. Alpert, Bruce (January 27, 2010). "All four articles of impeachment approved against Judge Porteous". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
  23. Miller, Lorraine C. (March 11, 2010). "FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 102". Office of the Clerk. Retrieved April 24, 2010.[ permanent dead link ]
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  26. Miller, Lorraine C. (March 11, 2010). "FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 105". Office of the Clerk. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  27. Schiff, Adam B. (June 19, 2009). "H. Res. 1165: Appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., a Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved June 25, 2009.[ permanent dead link ]
  28. Staff reporter (March 11, 2010). "House votes to impeach federal judge from Louisiana". CNN. Retrieved April 24, 2010. After the impeachment vote, Schiff and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, were named the lead impeachment managers for the Senate trial, which will decide whether to remove Porteous from the bench. (Archived by WebCite at https://www.webcitation.org/5pE0afpen)
  29. Alpert, Bruce (March 17, 2010). "Judge Thomas Porteous impeachment proceedings begin in Senate". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  30. Reid, Harry (March 17, 2009). "S. Res. 457: A resolution to provide for issuance of a summons and for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against G. Thomas Porteous, Jr". United States Senate. Retrieved April 24, 2010.[ permanent dead link ]
  31. Reid, Harry (March 17, 2009). "S. Res. 458: A resolution to provide for the appointment of a committee to receive and to report evidence with respect to articles of impeachment against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr". United States Senate. Retrieved April 24, 2010.[ permanent dead link ]
  32. "Senate Leaders Announce Bipartisan Committee To Investigate Judge G. Thomas Porteous" (Press release). Senate Democratic Caucus. March 17, 2010. Archived from the original on May 5, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  33. Alpert, Bruce (April 13, 2010). "Judge Thomas Porteous will get 'expeditious but fair trial' in Senate". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
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  39. Memoli, Michael A. (December 9, 2010). "Senate convicts Louisiana federal judge in impeachment trial". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 9, 2010. The Senate also voted to bar him from ever holding public office in the future... The vote on the first count was unanimous, 96–0. On subsequent counts, the votes were 69–27, 88–8, and 90–6. Impeachment required a vote of two-thirds of the Senate.
  40. Rainey, Richard (January 15, 2011). "Thomas Porteous, impeached federal judge, has lost his law license". The Times-Picayune.
  41. "Impeached Federal Judge Has Law License Revoked". Courthouse News Service. January 17, 2011.
Thomas Porteous
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
In office
October 11, 1994 December 8, 2010
Legal offices
Preceded byJudge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
1994–2010
Succeeded by