Journal of the Senate of the State of Washington Sitting as a Court of Impeachment for the Trial of John H. Schively, State Insurance Commissioner: Extraordinary Session, 1909, Held at Olympia, the State Capital

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order of the Senate. E.L. Boardman, Public printer, 1909 - 860 pages

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Page 836 - All officers not liable to impeachment shall be subject to removal for misconduct or malfeasance in office, in such manner as may be provided by law.
Page 378 - You, as foreman of this grand jury, shall diligently inquire and true presentment make, of all such matters and things as shall be given you in charge; the counsel of the people of this state, your fellows...
Page 701 - Lastly, extortion is an abuse of public justice, which consists in any officer's unlawfully taking, by colour of his office, from any man, any money or thing of value, that is not due to him, or more than is due, or before it is due.
Page 122 - The house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeaching, but a majority of all the members must concur in an impeachment; all impeachments shall be tried by the senate; and when sitting...
Page 171 - The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.
Page 746 - No person except a qualified elector shall be elected or appointed to any civil or military office in the state.
Page 8 - At 12 o'clock and 30 minutes afternoon of the day appointed for the return of the summons against the person impeached the legislative and executive business of the Senate shall be suspended and the Secretary of the Senate shall administer an oath to the returning officer in the form following, viz: I, , do solemnly swear that the return made...
Page 378 - The king's counsel, your fellows, and your own, you shall keep secret : You shall present no one for envy, hatred, or malice; neither shall you leave any one unpresented for fear, favour, or affection, or hope of reward ; but you shall present all things truly as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding: So help you God.
Page 176 - The purposes of an impeachment lie wholly beyond the penalties of the statute or the customary law. The object of the proceeding is to ascertain whether cause exists for removing a public officer from office. Such a cause may be found in the fact, that either in the discharge of his office, or aside from its functions, he has violated a law, or committed what is technically denominated a crime. But a cause for removal from office may exist where no offense against positive law has been committed,...
Page 259 - When there is a question whether an act was accidental or intentional, the fact that such act formed part of a series of similar occurrences, in each of which the person doing the act was concerned, is deemed to be relevant.

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