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A Textualist/Originalist Case Against the Power to Impeach and Try Former Presidents

January 19, 2021 Impeachment 0

By: Michael D. Ramsey My co-bloggers have made powerful arguments for (Mike Rappaport, John Vlahoplus) and against (Andrew Hyman, David Weisberg) Congress’ power to impeach and try former officers.  This post restates and ...

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The Ratification-Era Understanding of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”

February 15, 2020 Impeachment 0

by Michael Stokes Paulsen Yesterday, I set forth Alexander Hamilton’s treatment of the scope of the constitutional power of impeachment in The Federalist: the broad range of offenses embraced by ...

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The House Has Impeached, What Comes Next ?

January 2, 2020 Congress / Impeachment 0

by Jim Lewis Is impeachment valid even though the speaker has not transmitted it to the Senate? Some argue that the Senate is not prohibited by the Constitution to start ...

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Hamilton Silences Impeachment Fools

By KrisAnne Hall, JD America’s media stream has been saturated by politicians, pundits, and law professors pontificating on what America’s founders’ believed about presidential impeachment.  The most oft used argument ...

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Impeachment: Intro to “high Crimes and Misdemeanors”

September 27, 2019 Impeachment 0

By: Michael Boldin No president in history has ever been removed through the impeachment process. So it’s not surprising that few people have an even basic understanding of it. In ...

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Can the Supreme Court Review Impeachments?

By: Michael D. Ramsey President Trump has said that if the House were to impeach him despite his not having committed “high crimes and misdemeanors,” he might seek review of ...

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Can the Supreme Court Review Impeachments?

By: Michael Ramsey At The Hill, Alan Dershowitz answers yes: Supreme Court could overrule an unconstitutional impeachment.  From the beginning: President Trump has said that if the House were to impeach him ...

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Open Letter: Plea on Impeachment

May 29, 2019 Impeachment / Obstruction 0

by KrisAnne Hall, JD To All The Impeachment Hypocrites- I have truly had enough of this discussion of impeachment of Trump over the Obstruction of no crime. Yet there are ...

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The President and Obstruction, Specifically

By: Michael D. Ramsey I had not intended to write anything specific about the Mueller investigation beyond my general sketch of the constitutional aspects of the President and obstruction of justice.  But ...

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Impeachment, Words Have Meanings

by KrisAnne Hall, JD Impeachment… modern politicians like to throw this term around as both a threat and an indication to the public of their political wisdom and prowess.  Some ...

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