Impeachable Offenses: A Documentary History from 1787 to the Present (1st Revised edition)

Impeachable Offenses: A Documentary History from 1787 to the Present (1st Revised edition)

By: Emily Van Tassel (editor), Paul Finkelman (editor)Hardback

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This title is the only book on the topic that includes the major primary sources for evaluation of what has and has not constituted an impeachable offence, including the documents on the investigation of President Clinton as they bear on impeachment. "Impeachable Offenses" presents the historical proceedings and precedents for impeachment in the U.S., leading up to the current investigation of President Clinton. Focusing on providing a clear understanding of what the Constitution says about impeachment and how its terms have been applied throughout our history, "Impeachable Offenses" gives readers the perspective they need to make informed decisions. In an easy-to-read style packed with fascinating detail, "Impeachable Offenses" explores the frequency and reasons impeachment articles have and have not emerged from House investigations in the past 200 years, allowing readers to form their own conclusions on the current case based on the historical record. "Impeachable Offenses" includes the historical detail and documents on each of the 16 times articles of impeachment have been drawn up, plus the outcome of those investigations that did not lead to impeachment. "Impeachable Offenses" also includes the entire catalog of potentially impeachable offenses in the "Starr Report", the impeachment-related clauses from the Constitution, and a discussion of the Senate's trial procedures.

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About Author

Emily Field Van Tassel is visiting associate professor of law at Case Western Reserve University. She has served as Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow to the Senate Judiciary Committee and as consultant to the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal. She is author of Why Judges Resign and has published articles on the history of judicial removal and interbranch relations. Paul Finkelman is President William McKinley Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School and the author of more than twenty books including the Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1999
  • ISBN13: 9781568024790
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 326
  • ID: 9781568024790
  • weight: 628
  • ISBN10: 1568024797
  • edition: 1st Revised edition

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