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Yes. The House of Representatives has initiated impeachment proceedings against a total of 19 federal judges since the Judicial Branch was established in 1789, including one US Supreme Court justice (Samuel Chase). Seven were ultimately removed from office following conviction in their Senate trial. Eight of the remaining nine were acquitted or resigned office to avoid the consequences of a trial. One judge is currently awaiting trial in the Senate.

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There have been at least 65 federal judges who have been impeached as of 2014. The process of impeachment results in a trial but does not always end up with the judge being removed.

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