What constitutes an impeachable offense?
Article II of the United States Constitution reads, "The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States; shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of; treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." The purpose of impeachment in the United States is to deal with public officials who have abused the power of their office in one form or another. Impeachment is reserved only for government officials because it is of a different nature than ordinary criminal law. Often, impeachment proceedings arise even without evidence of any criminal offense. However, it needs to be determined if the official is guilty of an impeachable offense. This thesis examines the role of impeachment in our government and looks at the considerations used in determining if an impeachable offense has been committed.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Owers, Christina M., "What constitutes an impeachable offense?" (1999). HIM 1990-2015. 170.