TO END A PRESIDENCY: THE POWER OF IMPEACHMENT by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz
To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz
To End a Presidency addresses one of today's most urgent questions: when and how to remove a president of the United States. Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against an out-of-control executive. But it is also a perilous and traumatic undertaking for the nation. Exercising this power thus calls for political judgment of the highest order, lest we destroy all we're trying to preserve.
In this authoritative guide to impeachment, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz illuminate its proper role in our age of broken politics. They explode myths about "high Crimes and Misdemeanors" and explore the forces that shape any removal effort. As they show, impeachment is much more than a vote on whether the president is a national menace. It's a dynamic and deliberative process, full of important decision points for presidents, legislators, and citizens alike. We can look to the Framers for guidance, but the Constitution entrusts us with the duty to decide our fate.
There are times when impeachment truly is the last, best hope for our democracy. Some Americans believe that we live in such times; others view talk of impeachment as a partisan conspiracy. Rising above this daily clamor, To End a Presidency is an essential book for anyone seeking to understand how this fearsome power should be deployed.
Basic Books, Hardcover, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing, 2018
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