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Federal judges can only be removed by impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate.

A judge may be impeached by a simple majority of the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate at a special trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official. Judges cannot be removed from office simply because someone doesn't like their rulings or ideology.

Article III, Section 1 states that judges of Article III courts shall hold their offices "during good behavior." The phrase "good behavior" has been interpreted by the courts to equate to the same level of seriousness "high crimes and misdemeanors" encompasses.

In addition, any federal judge may be prosecuted in the criminal courts for criminal activity. If found guilty of a crime in a US District Court, the justice would face the same type of sentencing any other criminal defendant would.

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