The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens

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PublicAffairs, Sep 11, 2006 - Law - 268 pages
No one is better placed or qualified to call for the impeachment of George W. Bush than Elizabeth Holtzman. She is a former Congresswoman and Brooklyn District Attorney who was a vital member of the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. In The Impeachment of George W. Bush, Holtzman and her coauthor, acclaimed journalist Cynthia L. Cooper, have written a clear, lucid and damning legal brief that reveals that the 43rd President of the United States of America has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. This book focuses on four articles of impeachment: The Offense of Wiretapping Surveillance in Defiance of the Law; the Offence of Lying and Inducing America to Support a War; The Offense of Reckless Indifference to the Lives and Welfare of American Troops; The Offense of Torture in Violation of U.S. Laws and Treaties. It also provides an invaluable guide to how citizens can get involved in campaigning for impeachment, as well as an important historical analysis of impeachments past. The publication of this book is a summons to action in this process.

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Holtzman clearly outlines and explains the reasons for removing the president from his office. The most important reason is to stop future presidents from doing the same or worse. Read full review

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Should President Bush be impeached? Former U.S. Congresswoman Holtzman believes so. Holtzman, who now practices law, earned credentials to make her case in 1974 when she served on the House Judiciary ... Read full review



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Elizabeth Holtzman served for eight years as a U.S. Congresswoman and won national attention for her role on the House Judiciary committee during Watergate. She was subsequently elected District Attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn), the only woman ever elected DA in NYC, serving for eight years.
Holtzman was also the only woman ever elected Comptroller of New York City. She currently works with Herrick Feinstein, LLP, and lives in New York City.

Cynthia L. Cooper is a journalist and author in New York with a background as a lawyer. She writes on human rights, justice, law and political issues and her articles have appeared in The Nation, Women’s eNews; American Bar Association Magazine; Perspectives on Women and the Law; Marie Claire; Glamour among others. Her books include Mockery of Justice, and Who Said It Would Be Easy with Elizabeth Holtzman.

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