In Article One: Section 2: The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. Section 3: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law. In Article Two: Section 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment. Section 4. The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
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FAQs and Web Resources on the Impeachment Process
From the American Bar Association. Also covered are Grand Juries and the Office of the Independent Counsel.
Focus on Impeachment
From Legal Information Institute (lII) at Cornell University Law School. Overview of what impeachment is and how it works.
This article from Infoplease.com looks at the background, authority and history including federal officials who have been impeached.
Impeachment of Federal Judges
Discussion of the use of impeachment as a political tool.
The Origins and Scope of Presidential Impeachment
This essay discusses the historical background leading to the inclusion of the impeachment clause in Section 4 of Article II of the U.S. Constitution.
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