Commerce Court Judge Is Impeached, Convicted

1912

The House impeaches Judge Robert W. Archbald of the federal Commerce Court on 13 charges, including the solicitation of gifts from litigants and attorneys, and bringing the judiciary into disrepute. On Jan. 13, 1913, the Senate finds him guilty on five of the 13 charges and removes him from office. The Commerce Court, which began operating in February 1911, exists through December 1913, handling cases related to orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission.