The Impeachment Clause of the U.S. Constitution has been subject to competing interpretations. Whether impeachment is understood as a legal or a political process will have a great impact on future impeachment proceedings in the United States.
Author information: Emma Pugh is a senior at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She is studying English and Political Science and is interested in how the two disciplines intersect. She completed this paper prior to the 2019 impeachment inquiry.
"“High Crimes and Misdemeanors”: A Constitutional Critique of the Commander-in-Chief,"
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas: Vol. 3:
2, Article 3.
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