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In a straightforward, non-partisan approach, a leading legal expert details a precise understanding of the rules and history of impeachment.

Spotlighting in particular the precise rules of impeachment—including an explanation of the crucial grounds for impeachment, the famous “high crimes and misdemeanors”—the book also details the origins of those rules as set out by the founding fathers in the Constitution, and the history of their application throughout the history of our democracy.

This last includes full details of the 18 instances of impeachment that have taken place—of judges, legislators, and presidents—throughout American history, starting with the very first impeachment trial of an America politician: that of a Federal judge who seemed to have gone insane.

Scrupulously avoiding the advocacy of impeachment toward any particular politician (the words “Trump” and “Obama” do not appear in the text) the book proves a fascinating read about a unique aspect of our democracy, as well as a useful, one-of-a-kind guide for citizens in a participatory government.

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  • Paperback

    9781612197050

    November 27, 2017

    Melville House

    RRP $17.99

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