September 27, 2019

Impeachment Resources from the ACS Network


ACS Resource: Impeachment FAQs

LISTEN: ACS held a briefing call on October 4 about the legal and procedural standards for impeachment. Speakers: Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way; Michael Gerhardt, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, UNC School of Law; and Kara Stein, ACS Vice President of Policy & Program, Moderator.

Recent analysis about impeachment by experts in the ACS network:

ACS Expert Forum Blog Symposium: View blogs by Neil Kinkopf on the impeachment process mechanics, Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy on Trump's campaign finance violations, Austin Evers of American Oversight on obstruction of congressional investigations, Heidi Kitrosser on the president’s abuse of executive secret-keeping powers, Gabe Lezra on emoluments clause violations, Barbara McQuade on why AG Barr should recuse himself from future proceedings, and David Driesen on how executive privilege might not apply in this scandal.

An Open Letter from Over 300 Legal Scholars on Trump Impeachment Inquiry, by Erwin Chemerinsky, Medium. Chemerinsky is the 13th Dean of UC Berkeley, School of Law and the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.

The House Can Play Hardball, Too. It Can Arrest Giuliani, by Josh Chafetz, The New York Times. Chafetz is a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center, and a Professor of Law at Cornell University.

Trump’s Impeachment Defense Boils Down to This: Treat Me Like a King, by Michael Gerhardt, The Washington Post. Gerhardt is the Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and serves as the faculty advisor to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law ACS student chapter.

Trump’s Impeachment Strategy: Trick Americans Into Blaming Congressby Barbara McQuade, New York Magazine. McQuade is a professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School, and formerly the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

White House Letter Distorts Both Law and History on ImpeachmentFrank O. Bowman, III, Just Security. Bowman is the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center.

The Zelensky Memo Is All the Proof Needed to Impeach Trump, by Noah Bookbinder, New York Times Opinion. Bookbinder is the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Trump's Ukraine Call Mentioning Biden is the Strongest Reason Yet for Impeachment, by Leah Litman, NBC News Opinion. Litman is an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School and serves on the ACS Board of Academic Advisors.

Interview with Frank Bowman III, The American Prospect. Bowman is professor of law at the University of Missouri and visiting professor at Georgetown Law. A constitutional scholar, Bowman is author of High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump.

If Whistleblower Is Right, Trump May Have Committed Extortion and Bribery, by Barb McQuade, The Daily Beast.  McQuade is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and former U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan.

Why the Whistle-Blowing Process Is Breaking Down, by Stephen I. Vladeck, The New York Times. Vladeck is a professor at the University of Texas School of Law and serves on the ACS Board of Academic Advisors.

We Already Know Enough to Conclude that President Trump Should Be Impeached and Removed from Office,by Jack M. Balkin, Balkinization. Balkin is the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project.

Yes, Virginia, there is no Senate Clause, by Daniel Cotter, Harvard Law and Policy Review. Cotter is a Partner at Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC, and an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School.

ACS Statement from Interim President Zinelle October

Executive power, Separation of Powers and Federalism