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Mercer Law Review

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On July 12, 1979, the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives heard testimony on several bills to establish a court with the power to remove federal judges without impeachment proceedings. The statements of two senators appeared to have convinced the Committee of the constitutionality of the proposals when Professor Monroe Freedman began speaking. The significant impact of his words manifested itself in the resulting bills, none of which contained any removal provisions at all. The following is the text of that testimony.