"The Trump Presidency, Impeachment, and The Constitution" by Robert Sedler
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Detroit, MI 48202
The Humanities Center is proud to present as a part of its Brown Bag Colloquium Series, a talk by Robert Sedler, Law, Distinguished Professor.
The Framers[of our constitution] assumed that the first President would be George Washington and that he would exercise those powers with wisdom and great ability. But they were worried about the next President. They had to deal with the possibility that there would be a "bad' President who should be removed from office. The Framers debated a number of solutions and rejected the idea of a judicial proceeding. Instead they looked to the English parliamentary practice and came up with the idea of impeachment. Impeachment was a process by which Parliament would impeach - call into question - an officer of the Crown for breach of duty or abuse of power. Trial would be before the Parliament, and if the officer was found guilty, the officer would be removed.