Art. 15 sec. 1 Impeachment by House of Representatives
Art. 15 sec. 2 Trial of Impeachment of Certain Officers by Senate
Art. 15 sec. 3 Impartial Trial by Senate; Concurrence of Two-Thirds Required
Art. 15 sec. 4 Judgment to Remove and Disqualify; Punishment Under Other Law Permitted
Art. 15 sec. 5 Suspension Pending Impeachment; Provisional Appointment
Art. 15 sec. 6 Removal of District Judges by Supreme Court
Art. 15 sec. 7 Removal of Officers When Mode Not Provided in Constitution
Art. 15 sec. 8 Removal of Judges by Governor On Address of Two-Thirds of Each House of Legislature
Art. 15 sec. 9 Removal of Public Officer by Appointing Governor With Advice and Consent of Senate

Terms Used In Texas Constitution > Article 15 - Impeachment

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.