Lead: Quick-tempered, indiscrete and overly partisan in a time of political transition and stress, Supreme Court Justice Samuel was impeached by the Republican House in a political vendetta.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Sam Chase was born in Maryland in 1741 and was an early champion of freedom from Great Britain. He was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The deeply religious son of an Anglican priest, he was of federalist persuasion but did not favor the adoption of the Constitution. Nevertheless, he was appointed to the Supreme Court by George Washington in 1796.

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