Alcee L. Hastings (born September 5, 1936) is a member of the United States House of Representatives since representing the 23rd District of Florida (map). A Representative since 1993 and a Democrat, Hastings was a lawyer and judge of the circuit court of Broward County, Florida, and United States District Court judge for the Southern District of Florida (1979 to 1989).
In 1989, Hastings was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for corruption and perjury, and subsequently became only the sixth Judge in the history of impeachment in the United States to be removed from office by the United States Senate.
His impeachment was remanded back to the Senate by Judge Stanley Sporkin, for procedural reasons, but the Supreme Court ruled in a similar case, regarding Judge Walter Nixon, who had also been impeached and removed, that the courts had no jurisdiction to review Senate impeachment procedures, so Hastings' case was dismissed, and his impeachment and removal remained.
The Senate had the option to forbid Hastings from ever seeking federal office again when it removed him, but did not do so. He was elected to the House in 1992. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in July 2004.
He was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida, was educated at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Florida A&M University.