To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment

By Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz
The history and future of our democracy's ultimate sanction, presidential impeachment, and a guide to how it should be used now
To End a Presidency addresses one of today's most urgent questions: when and whether to impeach a president. Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz provide an authoritative guide to impeachment's past and a bold argument about its proper role today. In an era of expansive presidential power and intense partisanship, we must rethink impeachment for the twenty-first century.
Of impeachments, one Constitutional Convention delegate declared, "A good magistrate will not fear them. A bad one will be kept in fear of them." To End a Presidency is an essential book for all Americans seeking to understand how this crucial but fearsome power should be exercised.


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"Impeachment is a fearsome power. This bracing, restrained, and fiercely judicious account of the process's origins and purpose explains why no U.S. president has ever been removed from office by impeachment, and what it might mean if one were."--Jill Lepore, author of the forthcoming These Truths: A History of the United States



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Publisher Basic Books
Publish date 05/22/2018
Pages 304
ISBN-13 9781541644885
ISBN-10 1541644883
Language English

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