Can the Court impeach a judge?

Many people believe that impeachment is done through the judicial discipline process–but this is not how it happens.

According to the Pennsylvania Constitution, a judge can only be impeached for “misbehavior in office” by the state House of Representatives. Articles of impeachment are then presented to the state Senate, whose members decide on either conviction or acquittal.

If convicted, a judge is removed from office and disqualified to hold any future state office of “trust or profit.”

Posted in The Court of Judicial Discipline.