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Court for the trial of impeachments
§ 24. The assembly shall have the power of impeachment by a vote of a
majority of all the members elected thereto. The court for the trial of
impeachments shall be composed of the president of the senate, the
senators, or the major part of them, and the judges of the court of
appeals, or the major part of them. On the trial of an impeachment
against the governor or lieutenant-governor, neither the
lieutenant-governor nor the temporary president of the senate shall act
as a member of the court. No judicial officer shall exercise his or her
office after articles of impeachment against him or her shall have been
preferred to the senate, until he or she shall have been acquitted.
Before the trial of an impeachment, the members of the court shall take
an oath or affirmation truly and impartially to try the impeachment
according to the evidence, and no person shall be convicted without the
concurrence of two-thirds of the members present. Judgment in cases of
impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, or
removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any public
office of honor, trust, or profit under this state; but the party
impeached shall be liable to indictment and punishment according to law.