Impeachment : a handbook / Charles L. Black, Jr.

Author
Black, Charles L., Jr. (Charles Lund), 1915-2001 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1974.
Description
ix, 80 pages ; 21 cm

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Summary note
Analyzes the complete constitutional process of removing a United States president from office.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. 71-76.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
ISBN 0-300-01819-3 Pbk : 0.85.
Contents
  • I. The procedures : 1. The part of the house of representatives
  • 2. The part of the senate
  • 3. Some special procedural points : Is impeachment, with trial thereon, a "criminal proceeding"? ; Should hearings be public? ; Is there any "presidential privilege" in impeachment proceedings?
  • 4. The final responsibility of congress
  • 5. The place of lawyers
  • II. The impeachable offense : 1. Treason
  • 2. Bribery
  • 3. Other high crimes and misdemeanors
  • 4. The relation between impeachable offenses and ordinary crimes
  • 5. An affirmative approach to the meaning of "high crimes and misdemeanors"
  • 6. Application to particular problems : Bribery ; Income-tax fraud ; Use of tax system to harass opponents ; Impoundment of appropriated funds for the purpose of destroying authorized programs ; Unauthorized warlike operations ; Improper campaign tactics ; Obstruction of justice
  • 7. Some final considerations : The president's responsibility for acts of his subordinates ; Good-faith belief in the rightness of an act ; Substantiality
  • 8. A note on history
  • III. Impeachment and the courts : 1. Is there to be judicial review of the senate's verdict on impeachment?
  • 2. May congress use the federal courts to assist in impeachment investigations?
  • IV. Short of impeachment.
ISBN
  • 0300018185
  • 9780300018189
  • 0300018193 ((pbk.))
  • 9780300018196 ((pbk.))
LCCN
74082692
OCLC
987136
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