Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide

Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide

by Cass R. Sunstein


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Cass Sunstein considers actual and imaginable arguments for a president’s removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment are judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, he dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that all Americans may use their ultimate civic authority wisely.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674983793
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/30/2017
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University, where he is founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy. He is the most cited law professor in the United States and probably the world. He has served as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and as a member of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Winner of the 2018 Holberg Prize, Sunstein is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a frequent adviser to governments all over the world. His many books include the bestsellers Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler) and The World According to Star Wars.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

1 Majesty and Mystery 1

2 From King to President 16

3 "Shall Any Man Be Above Justice?" 34

4 What We the People Heard 54

5 Interpreting the Constitution: An Interlude 64

6 Impeachment, American-Style 80

7 Twenty-One Cases 117

8 The Twenty-Fifth Amendment 135

9 What Every American Should Know 149

10 Keeping the Republic 170

Afterword 175

Executive Summaries and Excerpts from the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election 195

Bibliographical Note 261

Acknowledgments 263

Notes 265

Index 283

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