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Impeachment A Handbook by Jr. Charles L. Black, Jr. Charles L. Black, Akhil Reed Amar


Impeachment A Handbook by Jr. Charles L. Black, Jr. Charles L. Black, Akhil Reed Amar

In a classic guide to presidential impeachment, Charles L. Black clarifies the issues and questions that surround this controversial subject. With a new foreword by constitutional expert Akhil Reed Amar, this authoritative book is essential reading for every concerned citizen. The best essay written on the subject. -Jeffrey Rosen, New Republic [Black's] timely volume clearly and lucidly covers everything from what constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors to the scope of Executive privilege. . . . The measure of his book's achievement is that it tells the reader not what to think but what to think about. -Time A citizen's guide to impeachment. . . . Elegantly written, lucid, intelligent, and comprehensive. -Mary Ann Gale, New York Times Book Review Black's survey is a dispassionate, invaluable beam of light. . . . This everyman's guide to impeachment outlines the process leading to the removal of a President by Congress, places it in historical perspective, [and] discusses the conundrums that spring from it. . . . It provides a major contribution to sanity in our government. -Newsweek A model of how so serious an act of state should be approached. -Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Charles L. Black, Jr., is Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale Law School and adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School. He has written extensively on constitutional matters and has played an active role in congressional hearings and before the Supreme Court.

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Publication date

1st October 1998


Jr. Charles L. Black, Jr. Charles L. Black, Akhil Reed Amar

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Yale University Press


98 pages


Constitutional & administrative law
Central government



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