From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms
Impeach / Impeachment
The House has sole power to impeach (Article. I. Section. 2.), and the Senate has sole power to try an impeachment (Article. I. Section. 3.).
Senate deliberations during impeachment trials may be held in secret session.
Also see Secret Session; § 8.100 Congress and the Executive: Impeachment, in Congressional Deskbook; and Chapter 8.G. Impeachment and Trials in Congressional Procedure.
- Article. I. Section. 2.
- Article. I. Section. 3.
- Research Guide on Impeachment – Library of Congress
- Impeachment, United States – Wikipedia
- “Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure, and Practice,” CRS Report 98-186 (40-page PDF)
- “Impeachment and the Constitution,” CRS Report R46013 (68-page PDF)
- “The Constitutionality of Censuring the President,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10096 (9-page PDF)
- “Impeachment and Removal,” CRS Report R44260 (32-page PDF)
- “Impeachment Investigations: Law and Process,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10347 (9-page PDF)
- “The Impeachment Process in the House of Representatives,” CRS Report R45769 (20-page PDF)
- “The Impeachment Process in the Senate,” CRS Report R46185 (31-page PDF)
- “Compendium of Precedents Involving Evidentiary Rulings and Applications of Evidentiary Principles from Selected Impeachment Trials,” CRS Report 89-413 (65-page PDF)
- “Legislative Purpose and Adviser Immunity in Congressional Investigations,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10301 (9-page PDF)
- “The Intersection Between the Former Presidents Act and the Impeachment Process,” CRS Report 98-524 (4-page PDF)
- “Secret Sessions of Congress: A Brief Historical Overview,” CRS Report RS20145 (10-page PDF)
- “Congressional Oversight,” CRS Report 97-936 (11-page PDF)
- “Censure of the President by the Congress,” CRS Report 98-843 (19-page PDF)
- “The Chief Justice of the United States: Responsibilities of the Office and Process for Appointment,” CRS Report RL32821 (55-page PDF)
- “The Role of the Senate in Judicial Impeachment Proceedings: Procedure, Practice, and Data,” CRS Report R41172 (36-page PDF)
- “Landlord and Tenant: The Trump Administration’s Oversight of the Trump International Hotel Lease,” CRS Testimony, September 25, 2019 (19-page PDF)
- “The Role of the House of Representatives in Judicial Impeachment Proceedings: Procedure, Practice, and Data,” CRS Report R41110 (30-page PDF)
- “Resolutions to Censure the President: Procedure and History,” CRS Report R45087 (27-page PDF)
- “An Overview of the Impeachment Process,” CRS Report 98-806 (8-page PDF)
- “Compendium of Precedents Involving Evidentiary Rulings and Applications of Evidentiary Principles from Selected Impeachment Trials,” CRS Report RL30042 (80-page PDF)
- “Standard of Proof in Senate Impeachment Proceedings,” CRS Report 98-990 (8-page PDF)
- “The Impeachment and Trial of a Former President,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10565 (8-page PDF)
- “Impeachable Offenses Need not be Criminal Offenses,” by Keith Whittington, The Volokh Conspiracy, Nov. 19, 2019
- “Impeachment Based on Improper Motives,” by Josh Blackman, The Volokh Conspiracy, Dec. 8, 2019
- “‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’ as an Inkblot,” by Jonathan Adler, The Volokh Conspiracy, December 13, 2019
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