Aug 2, 2018
Savior or scoundrel? We look at the case of one of the
most celebrated heroes of Presidential impeachment. And in
the course of that - we look at the Chase, Clinton and
Johnson precedents for attempted impeachment, we attempt to answer
questions about this oft-discussed, rarely used, and perhaps,
poorly understood Constitutional function.
That the President would be subject to impeachment was almost never questioned. And the language in the Constitution is clear. But that doesn't mean all questions are answered. Why is impeachment so rarely used? Why does the Senate try the President? Does the Senate become a Court when it does, or stay the Senate? What is a High "Misdemeanor?" And what does Aaron Burr have to do with all of this?
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