Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems

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Harvard University Press, 1974 - Law - 400 pages
The little understood yet volcanic power of impeachment lodged in the Congress is dissected through history by the nation's leading legal scholar on the subject. Berger offers authoritative insight into "high crimes and misdemeanors." He sheds new light on whether impeachment is limited to indictable crimes, on whether there is jurisdiction to impeach for misconduct outside of office, and on whether impeachment must precede indictment.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Parliamentary Power to Declare
7
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
56
Judicial Review
108
Exclusivity of Impeachment and Judicial
127
InsanityDisabilitySenility
189
Is Removal Limited to Misconduct in Office?
202
Exemption of Legislators from Impeachment
224
The Impeachment of Justice Samuel Chase
234
The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
263
Conclusion
310
Appendix A Theodore Dwights Indictability
353
Early English Bribery Statutes
359
General Index
377
Index of Cases
397
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Raoul Berger was Charles Warren Senior Fellow in American Legal History at Harvard Law School.

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