Letters and Politics

A History of Presidential Impeachments

We talk to Legal scholar Alan Hirsch about historical lessons and how the Constitution provides context during times of political uncertainty and crisis.  We dive into two presidential impeachments in U.S. history. The first one on Andrew Johnson in 1868, and the second on Bill Clinton in the late 1990’s.

Guest: Alan Hirsch is the chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College.  He is the author or co-author of several books, including For The People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your RightsA Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment, and his latest, Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future.


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