Resolved, the Presidential Impeachment Process is Basically Sound


Whittington, Keith E. “Resolved, the Presidential Impeachment Process is Basically Sound”. Debating the Presidency. Washington, D.C. CQ Press, 2006. Print.


Dissatisfaction with the Clinton impeachment has raised new questions about the constitutional structure for presidential impeachments and whether that structure is still appropriate to a partisan, media-saturated political system. Although the impeachment power does not operate in the modern context in the fashion that the Founders imagined when they included it within the constitutional scheme, it is still an important and viable check on presidential power and tool for the construction of presidential values.

Last updated on 07/11/2014