A Detour Into Constitutional AbsurdityNew York Times (1999)
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,
- separation of powers
Publication DateWinter January 27, 1999
Citation InformationPeter M. Shane. "A Detour Into Constitutional Absurdity" New York Times (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter-shane/2/