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A Detour Into Constitutional Absurdity
New York Times (1999)
  • Peter M. Shane, Ohio State University - Main Campus
This op-ed criticizes a proposal to allow Senate Republicans to declare President Clinton guilty of a criminal offence, but not convict the president on impeachment. The Constitution gives the Senate no such power, and such a move would violate both due process and the separation of powers. 
  • Constitutional Law,
  • Senate,
  • Clinton,
  • Impeachment,
  • separation of powers
Publication Date
Winter January 27, 1999
Citation Information
Peter M. Shane. "A Detour Into Constitutional Absurdity" New York Times (1999)
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