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Professor Philip Bobbitt on the Impeachment of a US President
In his lecture, Professor Bobbitt, the co-author of Impeachment: A Handbook, described the constitutional context of Presidential impeachment and dispelled a number of popular myths about the process and its history. He also discussed the current legal peril of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the role of the courts in impeachment and its aftermath, impeachment precedents and the rules for indictment and conviction of the President.
Professor Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center on National Security at Columbia Law School, and a Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a former Trustee of Princeton University. He has served in all three branches of government, during seven administrations, most recently as a member of the External Advisory Board of the CIA. He has published ten books, chiefly on U.S. constitutional law, nuclear strategy and the history and evolution of the State. His most recent work, co-authored with Professor Charles L. Black Jr., is Impeachment: A Handbook (New edition, October 2018: Yale University Press).
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