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Impeachment: A Political Process Wrapped in Legal Form – March 25, 2021

Impeachment is the ultimate political punishment, a concept the American constitutional framers borrowed from English law governing the Houses of Parliament. Yet authors James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, drew a crucial distinction from the English version of impeachment in Article II of the Constitution. In this Congress Report, congressional expert and Washington journalist Jamie Stiehm explores that distinction and the current application of the impeachment process.