The Resource Impeachment : a citizen's guide, Cass R. Sunstein

Impeachment : a citizen's guide, Cass R. Sunstein

Label
Impeachment : a citizen's guide
Title
Impeachment
Title remainder
a citizen's guide
Statement of responsibility
Cass R. Sunstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is the public's responsibility. One route the Constitution provides for discharging that duty - a route rarely traveled - is impeachment. Cass R. Sunstein provides a succinct citizen's guide to an essential tool of self-government. He illuminates the constitutional design behind impeachment and emphasizes the people's role in holding presidents accountable. Despite intense interest in the subject, impeachment is widely misunderstood. For example, he shows that the Constitution, not the House of Representatives, establishes grounds for impeachment, and that the president can be impeached for abuses of power that do not violate the law. Even neglect of duty counts among the "high crimes and misdemeanors" delineated in the republic's foundational document. Sunstein describes how impeachment helps make sense of our constitutional order, particularly the framers' controversial decision to install an empowered executive in a nation deeply fearful of kings. With an eye toward the past and the future, Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide considers a host of actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment have been judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, it dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that Americans of all political convictions may use their ultimate civic authority wisely. -- from back cover
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sunstein, Cass R
Dewey number
342.73/068
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5075
LC item number
.S84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Impeachments
  • Presidents
Label
Impeachment : a citizen's guide, Cass R. Sunstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Majesty and mystery -- From king to president -- "Shall any man be above justice?" -- What We the People heard -- Interpreting the Constitution : an interlude -- Impeachment, American-style -- Twenty-one cases -- The Twenty-fifth Amendment -- What every American should know -- Keeping the republic
Control code
ocn991351565
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780674983793
Lccn
2017034532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1271470
  • (Sirsi) o991351565
  • (OCoLC)991351565
Label
Impeachment : a citizen's guide, Cass R. Sunstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Majesty and mystery -- From king to president -- "Shall any man be above justice?" -- What We the People heard -- Interpreting the Constitution : an interlude -- Impeachment, American-style -- Twenty-one cases -- The Twenty-fifth Amendment -- What every American should know -- Keeping the republic
Control code
ocn991351565
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780674983793
Lccn
2017034532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1271470
  • (Sirsi) o991351565
  • (OCoLC)991351565

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