This program will probe our current impeachment crisis but go further. We will begin by exploring today’s urgent questions about impeachment such as its role in our constitutional scheme, its background and history, whether impeachment is a legal or political process, and the meaning of “High Crimes or Misdemeanors.” Just as important, we’ll then consider how we might improve or reshape the process for the future, taking a second look at alternative mechanisms considered by our Founders and peeking at how foreign countries have designed similar processes. Constitutional law expert Professor Perry Dane will lead this important discussion.
PERRY DANE is a Professor of Law at the Rutgers Law School. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Professor Dane was previously on the faculty of the Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to William J. Brennan, Jr., Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. His research and teaching interests include constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism, religion and the law, and legal pluralism. He is a frequent speaker on church-state questions and other current issues.
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