The Law of Presidential Impeachment

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Mike talks with Michael Gerhardt, a professor of jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina Law School and a long-time student of presidential impeachment. He’s the author of the just-released book, The Law of Presidential Impeachment: A Guide for the Engaged Citizen, which is the topic of their discussion.

Topics Discussed Include:
– why impeachment is in the Constitution
– if impeachment has been underutilized
– the threat of impeachment as a check on abuse of power
– the misconception that impeachment is a political process
– presidential due-process rights in an impeachment
– Senators breaking their oaths during impeachment trials
– the five presidential impeachments
– if impeachment can be made less partisan

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