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Representative calls for judge’s impeachment

Associated Press • Apr 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Republican Rep. John Becker of Union Township first called for Cincinnatibased Judge Timothy Black’s removal in September, after Black issued an order in a separate lawsuit involving gay marriage.

On Friday, Black said he plans to issue a ruling April 14 forcing the state to recognize the marriages of gay Ohio couples who have wed in states that allow same-sex marriage.

Becker said in a news release Monday that Black has allowed “personal political bias to supersede jurisprudence”

Becker has filed a resolution for Congress to impeach Black.

Black has declined to comment on Becker’s efforts.

Congress has removed only eight federal judges in history.

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