- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: July 2019
- Print publication year: 2019
- Online ISBN: 9781108646239
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108646239
For the third time in forty-five years, America is talking about impeaching a president, but the impeachment provisions of the American constitution are widely misunderstood. In High Crimes and Misdemeanors, constitutional scholar Frank O. Bowman, III offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots to medieval England through its adoption in the Constitution and 250 years of American experience. By examining the human and political history of those who have faced impeachment, Bowman demonstrates that the Framers intended impeachment to be a flexible tool, adaptable to the needs of any age. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book combines a deep historical and constitutional analysis of the impeachment clauses, a coherent theory of when impeachment should be used to protect constitutional order against presidential misconduct, and a comprehensive presentation of the case for and against impeachment of President Trump. It is an indispensable work for the present moment.
Orin Kerr - University of Southern California
Gerard N. Magliocca - Indiana University
Eric Posner - University of Chicago
Paul Rosenzweig - R Street Institute and former Senior Counsel on the Whitewater investigation of President Clinton
Kate Stith - Yale University, Connecticut
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