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The Original Meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Part I

by Michael Stokes Paulsen I am in the midst of a series on the constitutional power of impeachment. A quick review: My first post set forth my core thesis – ...

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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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Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, and the Power of Impeachment

by Michael Stokes Paulsen In my most recent posts, I set forth the evidence from English legal history and from the records of the Constitutional Convention supporting a broad understanding ...

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The Truth About the Federalist Papers: Conclusions

July 12, 2019 Federalist Papers 0

By: Shawn Brodof The Federalist Papers were written and published in New York newspapers in 1787-1788 in order to sway public opinion to approve and ratify the newly devised United ...

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