Yale University Press, 7. okt. 1998 - 96 sider
In a classic guide to presidential impeachment, Charles L. Black clarifies the issues and questions that surround this controversial subject. With a new foreword by constitutional expert Akhil Reed Amar, this authoritative book is essential reading for every concerned citizen.
"The best essay written on the subject."—Jeffrey Rosen, New Republic
"[Black's] timely volume clearly and lucidly covers everything from what constitutes "high crimes and misdemeanors" to the scope of Executive privilege. . . . The measure of his book's achievement is that it tells the reader not what to think but what to think about."—Time
"A citizen's guide to impeachment. . . . Elegantly written, lucid, intelligent, and comprehensive."—Mary Ann Gale, New York Times Book Review
"Black's survey is a dispassionate, invaluable beam of light. . . . This everyman's guide to impeachment outlines the process leading to the removal of a President by Congress, places it in historical perspective, [and] discusses the conundrums that spring from it. . . . It provides a major contribution to sanity in our government."—Newsweek
"A model of how so serious an act of state should be approached."—Wall Street Journal
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The Part of the House of Representatives
The Part of the Senate
Some Special Procedural Points
Should Hearings Be Public?
Is There Any Presidential Privilege in Impeachment Proceedings?
The Final Responsibility of Congress
Application to Particular Problems
Use of Tax System to Harass Opponents
Unauthorized Warlike Operations
Improper Campaign Tactics
Some Final Considerations
GoodFaith Belief in the Rightness of an Act
A Note on History
The Place of Lawyers
THE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE
Other high Crimes and Misdemeanors
The Relation between Impeachable Offenses and Ordinary Crimes
An Affirmative Approach to the Meaning of high Crimes and Misdemeanors
IMPEACHMENT AND THE COURTS
May Congress Use the Federal Courts to Assist in Impeachment Investigations?
5 SHORT OF IMPEACHMENT