October 2, 1992 |
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.
September 30, 1992 |
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.
September 19, 1992 |
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.
September 18, 1992 |
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.
October 24, 1989 |
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.
October 21, 1989 |
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.