High Crimes and Misunderstandings: Interpretation of the Impeachment Clause in the Twenty-First Century

Parillo, Jessica Lynne


  • This paper contributes to an extensive body of literature on the impeachment clause by analyzing how the ambiguous phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” is interpreted in the twenty-first century. The contemporary Congress is displaying unprecedented levels of hyperpolarization - why, then, were votes to convict in the double impeachments of President Trump (2020 and 2021) more bipartisan than in ... read more
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