[PDF] ☆ Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide | BY ↠ Cass R. Sunstein #2020

  • Title: Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide
  • Author: Cass R. Sunstein
  • ISBN: 9780674983793
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback

  • Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide By Cass R. Sunstein Sunstein has written the story of impeachment every citizen needs to know This is a remarkable, essential book Doris Kearns GoodwinAs 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 tha Sunstein has written the story of impeachment every citizen needs to know This is a remarkable, essential book Doris Kearns GoodwinAs 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 Sunstein identifies and corrects a number of misconceptions 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.
    Cass R. Sunstein
    Cass R Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration For 27 years, Sunstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School, where he continues to teach as the Harry Kalven Visiting Professor Sunstein is currently Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is on leave while working in the Obama administration.

    Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide By Cass R. Sunstein


    Keith Davis
    Impeachment is not an anti Trump screed, nor is it a dry dissertation on Constitutional law Sunstein s book is an engaging exploration of the impeachment clause of the US Constitution, what the framers of the Constitution were thinking when they wrote it and how it has been interpreted over the years.Having just rebelled against a monarchy, many of the attendees of the Constitutional Convention were apposed to any sort of executive leader As a compromise a system was created to remove the Presid [...]

    Vasja Volin
    3.5 A solid book, highlighting the essentials of the impeachment process and the long if rare history of its development and use It s valuable to anyone hoping to educate themselves, at a time when the the i word is being thrown around fairly haphazardly.

    Lenny D
    How does one achieve the stature of Cass Sunstein Famous in both academia and government, the Harvard Law professor seems to pop up in so many areas of policy that I wonder if he even has a specialty His ubiquity in the public square is explained, in part, by his ability to quickly dash off missives like Impeachment A Citizen s Guide whenever he feels something gnawing at him This is the same guy, after all, who wrote a book on the moral dimensions of watching Star Wars with your kid In this cas [...]

    Impeachment is a grave matter, and the frivolity with which the word is bouncing around betrays a fundamental ignorance of the process which is available to our republic Thankfully, Cass Sunstein has written a succinct yet thorough little book that provides every citizen the opportunity to be well informed enough to have fruitful discussions about the topic.The book has ten chapters, the first of which lays some background for impeachment under the constitution and ends with a brilliant section [...]

    Essential It was sobering to be confronted by how much I didn t know about such an important subject Sunstein explains the law in a straightforward way, and with an appropriate historical perspective He makes clear that the bar for impeachment is intentionally quite high, which is why even very bad presidents have not been impeached and those that have should not have been Only Nixon passes the test but he, of course, he resigned before he was impeached I am in awe of the wisdom of the framers o [...]

    The President and others CAN be impeached for actions that are not normally considered crimes and CANNOT be impeached for actions normally considered crimes The president can be impeached for maladministration, but not for cheating on his taxes or lying about an affair Find out the how and why.Short read Read the last chapter if the book gets boring, and then go back to fill in the gaps of what you d like to learn about Fleshes out the constitutional framework for impeachment, provides historic [...]

    A very readable account of a complex topic Sunstein does an excellent job of aligning the concept of political impeachment with the founding tenets of our country The Declaration of Independence itself reads like articles of impeachment leveled against a president At its roots, the United States exists as a rejection of absolute rulers, and the impeachment process is designed to ensure that this continues.Impeachment is also designed to be very difficult The president is already eminently replac [...]

    Engaging and well cited succinct, but also dense at the same time Sunstein is unfailingly honest and unbiased the book wouldn t be worth a damn if he weren t Enormously important for understanding all of the conversations coming up we impeach folks who aren t Presidents, which might be worth remembering if your Reps Senators aren t up to snuff, and hope for the 25th needs to be let go On the other hand, the current resident of 1600 is easily impeachable, right now, with either an originalist or [...]

    Bernard Farrell
    Clearly written and easy to follow, this book provides the constitutional history and background for impeachment It shows how impeachment is an important aspect of ensuring that presidents and other American elected officials, follow the laws and morals of their office properly.One of the most useful chapters outlines a number of possible offences and explains why they are or are not impeachable, or where the question is ambiguous.I d recommend it to anyone who wants a better understanding of th [...]

    This is a fascinating story of the development of the impeachment clause in the Constitution and how it has been used and misused over time Neither of the two presidents who received votes of impeachment in the House had committed an impeachable offense Both remained in office due to the requirement that a two thirds vote is necessary in the Senate for conviction The author brings a lot of legal history to the issue including a fine chapter on originalism and the philosophical theory underlying [...]

    Maybe I should buy extra copies and pass them around, because many people and bumper stickers seem to lack understanding of the issues involved He deliberately doesn t discuss 45, but there is a lot of mention of the original discussions at the Constitutional Convention, and then discussion of historical impeachments in the US Fits in a large pocket.

    Jeffrey Doshna
    A well researched book, especially when Sunstein details the debate during the constitutional convention The framers thought impeachment was imperative to the republic, yet We The People know so little about it This book helps fill that void It s clearly written by an academic and an legal scholar, but not too dense for the interested lay person.

    Well written and informative book Even though the author is an attorney and a constitutional law one, he writes in a language that while easy for a lay person to understand, he does not talk down to his readers He comes across enthused about his subject matter and I d love to take a class from him at some time.

    Bradley N. Gordon
    Good introduction to Impeachment Short, pretty readable, and focused on the constitutional basis of impeachment at the federal level Emphasis is on the President but also covers the impeachment of other federal officials.

    A. Paul
    Joy to ReadEducational, informative and well researched Timely and a joy to read A must for anyone interested in our foundation as a nation.

    James O. Planck
    Well researched, good information Mr Sunstein explains impeachment, it s history and difficulties very well I highly recommend this book.

    Sara Goldenberg
    It s small and succinct and written by a true scholar However, it s written for the layperson so it s easy to understand.Recommended

    Chris Casey
    A fast, informative, and important read I ll looked forward to the updated 2nd Edition in 2019

    Peter O"Kelly
    Concise and timely an excerpt newyorker books page

    Excellent clear, succinct, accessible overview of the impeachment power, its history, and questions that need to be asked about when it can or should be employed

    Andrew W.
    really interesting read Highly recommend for the current political climate.

    Chris Looney
    4.5 stars

    A short, factual, nonpartisan look at impeachment, the arguments that established it, its past use and misuse, and a few helpful hypothetical examples.

    Eric B
    Professor Sunstein s Impeachment A Citizen s Guide is excellent, timeless, and timely By tracing the language of the Constitution, the debates of the framers, and the public understanding of the Constitution at the time it was ratified, Sunstein gives us a clear outline of the general standard to be used by the House when impeaching and the Senate when trying impeachments He also gives us a clear view of how to analyze various types of presidential wrongdoing that we might see, classifying each [...]

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