In most of the states, judges of the appellate courts and of the trial courts of general jurisdiction are subject to discipline or removal from office by impeachment at the hands of the legislature, pursuant to constitutional provisions analogous to those applicable to the Federal Judiciary. Such proceedings are seldom instituted. The survey indicates that, during the 20 year period from 1928 to 1948, only three impeachment proceedings were prosecuted and in all three the defense prevailed.
Frederic M. Miller,
DISCIPLINE OF JUDGES,
Mich. L. Rev.
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