Litigation

Cal. Litig. 2018, Volume 31 Number 2

Book Review – Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide by Cass R. Sunstein To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz

Reviewed by Marc Alexander

Two timely books delve into the history, politics, and technical intricacies of impeachment: Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide, by Cass Sunstein, and To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz.

Sunstein is clearly infatuated with the story of the American Revolution and the drafting of the Constitution. Early on, Sunstein discloses that he and his family have moved to "breathtakingly beautiful" Concord and purchased a house where munitions were stored during the Revolution. The pre-Revolutionary house is not the easiest to live in, but it is of great historical and sentimental value, and it has withstood the test of time. Is this the metaphor for the impeachment process?

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