The Impeachment Process

GUESTS: William Van Alstyne Professor of Constitutional Law, Duke University School of Law Michael Gerhardt Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law Author, The Federal Impeachment Proccess For only the third time in American history, the House Judiciary Committee is considering whether to recommend an impeachment inquiry against the President. The Constitution says the President may be removed from office for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." But what ARE "high crimes and misdemeanors?" Join host Lynn Neary and guests for a look at the federal impeachment process.

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