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10 fascinating facts about Watergate

August 8, 2021 by NCC Staff

On June 17, 1972, police caught five men breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. So how did a “third-rate burglary” escalate into a near constitutional crisis?

Looking back: The Supreme Court decision that ended Nixon’s presidency

July 24, 2021 by NCC Staff

It was on this day in 1974 that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes.

The man whose impeachment vote saved Andrew Johnson

May 16, 2021 by NCC Staff

After being impeached, President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote. And to this day, how that vote was cast remains shrouded in controversy.

Battle for the Constitution: Week of January 25th, 2021 Roundup

January 29, 2021 by NCC Staff

Here is a round-up of the latest from the Battle for the Constitution: a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic.

The Second Trump Impeachment: What Happens Next?

January 13, 2021 by Scott Bomboy

The House of Representatives adopted an article of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, setting in motion a Senate trial to consider the president’s removal from office and his disqualification from future federal office.

Can President Trump be impeached after he leaves office?

January 12, 2021 by Scott Bomboy

The expected impeachment proceedings on Wednesday against President Donald J. Trump will surface one of the Constitution’s most arcane questions: Can a federal official be removed from office if he’s already left the building?

To Try an Impeachment, Part I: The Basics

December 20, 2019 by Robert Black

Now that the House of Representatives has impeached President Donald J. Trump for alleged high crimes and misdemeanors, proceedings will shift to the Senate, which has the “sole Power to try all Impeachments” under Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution.

House votes to impeach President Trump; what happens next?

December 18, 2019 by NCC Staff

The House of Representatives adopted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, setting in motion a Senate trial to consider the President’s removal from office.

House Democrats unveil articles of impeachment

December 11, 2019 by Robert Black

The House Judiciary Committee has introduced a resolution proposing two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. The unexpected element is how narrowly focused the articles are.

The presidency, impeachment and an enduring dilemma

December 6, 2019 by Lyle Denniston

From the debates of the Founders in Philadelphia in 1787 to today’s congressional impeachment inquiry aimed at President Donald Trump, the American government has never resolved a constitutional dilemma: how can the presidency be made powerful enough at the same time that it is made genuinely accountable?

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