The Case Against Lame Duck Impeachment


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In "The Case Against Lameduck Impeachment," Yale Law Professor Bruce Ackerman argues that the bill of Impeachment against President Clinton, passed in December 1998, expired on January 3, 1999, when a new House of Representatives began its term in office. It is unconstitutional for the Senate to begin a trial unless a majority of the newly elected House once again charges the President with "high crimes and misdemeanors." The newly elected House of 1999 contains 40 new members and five more Democrats, suggesting that a new ...

The Case Against Lame Duck Impeachment 1999, Seven Stories Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781583220047