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August 2, 1989
U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings of Miami swore before a Senate impeachment committee that he had nothing to do with a conspiracy to obtain a $150,000 payoff in a Florida racketeering case. "No, sir," Hastings answered when asked by attorney Terence Anderson if he had ever participated in such a scheme.
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November 29, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she would not name Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) as the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, creating new uncertainty around one of the chamber's most important leadership positions. In a written statement, Pelosi said she had met with Hastings and "advised him that I would select someone else as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee."
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October 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Former federal judge Alcee L. Hastings, whose impeachment conviction by the U.S. Senate was reversed last month, on Thursday won the Democratic nomination for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hastings, 55, won a bitter, race-dominated battle with state Rep. Lois Frankel, 44, who is white. He had stressed the "historical significance" of the contest; she challenged his integrity and charged Hastings waged a campaign of reverse discrimination against her.
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November 23, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Competition for the post of chairman of the House Intelligence Committee intensified Wednesday with the release of a letter by Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.), who says he deserves the job despite the fact that as a federal judge he was convicted by the Senate and removed from the bench after being impeached for involvement in a bribery plot.
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September 18, 1992 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge on Thursday overturned the impeachment of former U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings on grounds that he did not receive a fair trial by the Senate. U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin said Hastings' 1989 ouster was unfair because a 12-member Senate committee, rather than the full Senate, conducted the impeachment trial. Sporkin, saying the issue "will clearly be settled by the Supreme Court," did not order a new trial so that the case can be appealed.
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October 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former U.S. Judge Alcee L. Hastings, removed from office last week after the Senate convicted him on impeachment charges, filed Monday as a candidate in the 1990 Florida governor's race. Hastings, 53, filed with the state Division of Elections to open a campaign account as a Democrat. He has sought public office unsuccessfully on two other occasions. Hastings said that the notoriety from his impeachment trial would benefit him in his effort to win the Democratic nomination.
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May 6, 1994 | Reuters
Three members of Congress were arrested Thursday in front of the White House in a protest against the U.S. policy of forcibly returning Haitian refugees. Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) and Nydia M. Velazquez (D-N.Y.) were handcuffed and taken into custody for refusing a police order to move. They were later released. The three were protesting the U.S.
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July 27, 1988 | Associated Press
The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday recommended 32 to 1 that U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings of Miami be impeached on 17 counts of misconduct despite his previous acquittal at a bribery trial. Hastings is the first federal judge to face impeachment after being cleared in a criminal court on the same charges. He is also the first black to be charged in impeachment proceedings, and several committee members wondered aloud whether he might be a victim of racism.
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October 19, 1989 | RUTH MARCUS, THE WASHINGTON POST
The House urged the Senate on Wednesday to remove U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings from office, arguing that Hastings betrayed his office by conspiring to take a bribe from a defendant in his court. But Hastings, in an impassioned appeal to keep his lifetime position, continued to maintain his innocence. "I am not guilty of having committed any crime and that is my defense," Hastings told a crowded Senate chamber to applause from the visitor's gallery filled with his supporters.
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May 6, 1994 | Reuters
Three members of Congress were arrested Thursday in front of the White House in a protest against the U.S. policy of forcibly returning Haitian refugees. Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) and Nydia M. Velazquez (D-N.Y.) were handcuffed and taken into custody for refusing a police order to move. They were later released. The three were protesting the U.S.
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October 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Former federal judge Alcee L. Hastings, whose impeachment conviction by the U.S. Senate was reversed last month, on Thursday won the Democratic nomination for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hastings, 55, won a bitter, race-dominated battle with state Rep. Lois Frankel, 44, who is white. He had stressed the "historical significance" of the contest; she challenged his integrity and charged Hastings waged a campaign of reverse discrimination against her.
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September 30, 1992 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In Florida, never before has there been a 23rd Congressional District, never before an election to chose its representative, and rarely a political campaign so deeply shadowed by issues of race and integrity. Of course, never before has there been a candidate quite like Alcee L. Hastings.
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September 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Senate will fight a federal court's reversal of former Judge Alcee L. Hastings' impeachment, the chamber's lawyer said Friday, as senators insisted that they gave him a fair trial. "I think that was an outrageous decision," Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Wash.) said of U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin's opinion Thursday that overturned Hastings' 1989 impeachment. "It was an unconstitutional intrusion by that judge into procedures of the Senate." Sen. Howard M.
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September 18, 1992 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge on Thursday overturned the impeachment of former U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings on grounds that he did not receive a fair trial by the Senate. U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin said Hastings' 1989 ouster was unfair because a 12-member Senate committee, rather than the full Senate, conducted the impeachment trial. Sporkin, saying the issue "will clearly be settled by the Supreme Court," did not order a new trial so that the case can be appealed.
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October 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former U.S. Judge Alcee L. Hastings, removed from office last week after the Senate convicted him on impeachment charges, filed Monday as a candidate in the 1990 Florida governor's race. Hastings, 53, filed with the state Division of Elections to open a campaign account as a Democrat. He has sought public office unsuccessfully on two other occasions. Hastings said that the notoriety from his impeachment trial would benefit him in his effort to win the Democratic nomination.
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October 21, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate, sitting as a court of impeachment Friday for only the 12th time in its history, convicted U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings of Miami of taking part in a bribery plot and removed him from office. The 53-year-old Hastings, still protesting his innocence after losing the lifetime job that paid him $89,500 a year, said in a statement that he plans to run for governor of Florida and open a law practice in the Miami area.
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October 19, 1989 | RUTH MARCUS, THE WASHINGTON POST
The House urged the Senate on Wednesday to remove U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings from office, arguing that Hastings betrayed his office by conspiring to take a bribe from a defendant in his court. But Hastings, in an impassioned appeal to keep his lifetime position, continued to maintain his innocence. "I am not guilty of having committed any crime and that is my defense," Hastings told a crowded Senate chamber to applause from the visitor's gallery filled with his supporters.
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