RSIS Seminar by Dr Adrian Ang, Research Fellow, United States Programme, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS
Impeachment 101 – Part 1: What Would Madison Do? Framers’ Intent and the Legal-Constitutional Framework of Impeachment
We will examine the constitutional provisions and processes that provide for the impeaching of federal public officials in the United States. We will also examine what constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors” both within the context of the debates of the framers of the Constitution at the convention in 1787, the Federalist Papers, and the state ratification conventions, but also through the cases of the impeachments of Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, and Richard Nixon and Watergate.
About the Speaker
Dr Adrian Ang is a Research Fellow in the United States Programme. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his research interests include American public opinion; political parties; elections, campaigns, and voting behaviour; and congressional politics.