In this Nov. 18, 2009, file photo, New Orleans-based District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, opens its first impeachment trial since the 1999 case against former President Bill Clinton when it takes up a host of corruption allegations against the Louisiana judge. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

Photo by: Haraz N. Ghanbari

In this Nov. 18, 2009, file photo, New Orleans-based District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, opens its first impeachment trial since the 1999 case against former President Bill Clinton when it takes up a host of corruption allegations against the Louisiana judge. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)