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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Here’s how Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial will operate

Under rules previously adopted by the Texas Senate, the trial will feature crucial votes on dismissing articles of impeachment as well as testimony under oath, private deliberations by senator-jurors and votes conducted without debate or discussion.

The Texas Senate gallery as technical staff prepares communications for next week's start in the impeachment trial of  Ken Paxton on September 5th.  Paxton is accused of several ethics violations during his three terms as Texas Attorney General.

Rulings on pretrial motions

Opening statements and presentation of evidence

Final arguments, deliberations and the Senate vote

After the articles of impeachment votes

What has happened so far

May 23-25: House committee makes its investigation of Paxton public

May 27: House impeachment vote

May 29: The House names 12 impeachment managers

June 8: Nate Paul arrested

June 21: Senate adopts trial rules

July 17: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issues sweeping gag order

Aug. 5: Paxton seeks dismissal of case

Aug. 15: Impeachment managers fire back

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