Whereas, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was the guest of a Kansas law school two years ago and went on a hunting trip arranged by the school's dean within weeks of hearing two cases in which the dean was a lead attorney.
Whereas, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and one of his children were guests of the Vice President on Air Force Two and then went hunting with the Vice President, shortly after the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of a decision against the Vice President.
Whereas, Federal law provides that any justice shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might be questioned.
Whereas, the American Bar Association Code of Judicial Conduct provides in Canon 1 that a judge shall uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary and, in Canon 2, that a judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the judge's activities.
Whereas, Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States provides that judges shall hold their offices during good behaviour.
Whereas, Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States provides that the Senate shall have the sole power to try impeachments, and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.
Whereas, by his actions, Justice Scalia has tarnished the integrity of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Be it resolved, the legislative branch of our government shall forthwith seek diligently to determine if there is cause for the impeachment of Justice Scalia.
Be it resolved, if the U.S. House of Representatives determines that there is cause for the impeachment of Justice Scalia and if the U.S. Senate by a vote of at least two thirds of the Members present convicts Justice Scalia, then in accordance with the Constitution Justice Scalia be impeached, removed from office and disqualified to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.
We, the undersigned, urge the Members of Congress to show their support for the proposed Impeachment Resolution by signing their names.
BY SIGNING THIS PETITION, YOU ARE REQUESTING YOUR SENATORS AND YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVES TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS CAUSE FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SCALIA.
WE, THE SIGNERS BELOW, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE ABOVE CONDITIONS.