“On Impeaching Presidents,” 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 291 (1999)
The constitutional tragedy-or was it farce?-that the nation went through at the end of the millennium was literally unprecedented. Never before had a duly elected President been impeached by the House and tried by the Senate. (Andrew Johnson, it must be recalled, became President by dint of one man's bullet, rather than all men's ballots.) These momentous events raised profound constitutional questions for politicians, journalists, and, ultimately, ordinary Americans in whose name our government governs.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Amar, Akhil Reed, "On Impeaching Presidents" (1999). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 845.