To End a Presidency

To End a Presidency

The Power of Impeachment

The history and future of our democracy’s ultimate sanction, presidential impeachment, and a guide to how it should be used now

To End a Presidency addresses one of today’s most urgent questions: when and whether to impeach a president. Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz provide an authoritative guide to impeachment’s past and a bold argument about its proper role today. In an era of expansive presidential power and intense partisanship, we must rethink impeachment for the twenty-first century.

Of impeachments, one Constitutional Convention delegate declared, “A good magistrate will not fear them. A bad one will be kept in fear of them.” To End a Presidency is an essential book for all Americans seeking to understand how this crucial but fearsome power should be exercised.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Law / Constitutional

On Sale: May 22nd 2018

Price: $28

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9781541644885

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Praise

"Impeachment is a fearsome power. This bracing, restrained, and fiercely judicious account of the process's origins and purpose explains why no U.S. president has ever been removed from office by impeachment, and what it might mean if one were."—Jill Lepore, author of the forthcoming These Truths: A History of the United States
"Very few books are accessible to a wide audience of lay people and experts, written compellingly and reading easily, while also having depth, insight, and deep scholarship. To End a Presidency is one of the rare ones. Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz have given us a thorough, lively history of presidential impeachment, enriched with strong legal and political analysis, fair-minded and thoughtful without being bland. This is an important, timely, and extraordinarily useful book at a critical time in American politics."—Norman Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute and coauthor of One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported

Meet The Author: Laurence Tribe

Laurence Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and a professor of constitutional law at Harvard. One of America’s foremost constitutional scholars, he is the coauthor of Uncertain Justice (with Joshua Matz) and numerous other books and articles. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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