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The Nation

A House subcommittee unanimously recommended impeachment of convicted federal Judge Walter Nixon, accusing him of undermining the integrity of the judiciary. The full Judiciary Committee will now decide whether to place the three articles before the House for a vote. Nixon, who is serving a five-year perjury sentence, will remain a federal judge and continue to collect his $89,500 salary unless impeached by the House and then tried and convicted by the Senate. He has maintained his innocence but was convicted in 1986 of lying to a grand jury about his knowledge of drug charges against the son of Mississippi millionaire Wiley Fairchild and his efforts to intervene in the case.


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