JUDICIARY: Condemnation

Only by the rare and cumbersome process of impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate can a U. S. judge be removed from the bench. The Constitution, under which such judges hold appointments "during good behavior," provides no middle course between complete guilt and complete vindication. Last week, however, the House of Representatives found a U. S. District Judge neither innocent enough for exculpation, nor guilty enough for impeachment. So the House resorted to an extra-constitutional process: Public Condemnation.

The judge was Grover M. Moskowitz of Brooklyn,...

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