The little understood yet volcanic power of impeachment lodged in the Congress is dissected through history by the nation’s leading legal scholar on the subject. Raoul Berger offers authoritative insight into “high crimes and misdemeanors.” He sheds new light on whether impeachment is limited to indictable crimes, on whether there is jurisdiction to impeach for misconduct outside of office, and on whether impeachment must precede indictment. In an addition to the book, Berger finds firm footing in contesting the views of one-time Judge Robert Bork and President Nixon’s lawyer, James St. Clair.
The best book on the unthinkable subject we are all thinking about.
Originally published in 1974 at the time of the Nixon crisis, this erudite book by a legal scholar offers authoritative insight into all aspects of impeachment.
An admirable and powerful work...valuable and illuminating.
Raoul Berger was Charles Warren Senior Fellow in American Legal History at Harvard Law School.