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State of Kentucky

Methods of Judicial Selection: Kentucky

Removal of Judges

Kentucky judges may be removed in one of two ways:
  • After notice and hearing, the judicial conduct commission may admonish, reprimand, censure, suspend, retire, or remove a judge. The commission's decisions are subject to review by the supreme court.

  • Judges may be impeached by the house of representatives and convicted by a two-thirds vote of the senate.