[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] voted unanimously Wednesday to convict federal judge Thomas Porteous on four articles of impeachment and remove him from the bench. Porteous was accused of accepting bribes from lawyers while a judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website], making false statements in his bankruptcy declaration and lying to Congress during his confirmation. Porteous’s lawyer Jonathan Turley [personal blog] had argued [JURIST report] that Porteous had shown poor judgment…