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Author Kyvig, David E.

Title The age of impeachment : American constitutional culture since 1960 / David E. Kyvig.

Published Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  342.73068 KYVI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-469) and index.
Contents 1. Impeachment Evolves -- 2. Impeachment as Exceptional: The Case of Earl Warren -- 3. Impeachment as Political: The Case of Abe Fortas -- 4. Impeachment as Partisan: The Case of William 0. Douglas -- 5. Impeachment as Discretionary: The Case of Spiro Agnew -- 6. Impeachment as Essential: The Case of Richard Nixon -- 7. Impeachment as Routine: Pardons, Powers, Prosecutors, and Judicial Self-Policing -- 8. Impeachment as Cultural: Shaping Public Conclusions -- 9. Impeachment as Distasteful: The Case of Ronald Reagan -- 10. Impeachment as Inexorable: The Cases of Harry Claiborne and Walter Nixon -- 11. Impeachment as Irreversible but Not Fatal: The Case of Alcee Hastings -- 12. Impeachment as Consensual: The Case of Bill Clinton -- 13. Impeachment as Conventional: Expressions of Public Scorn -- 14. The Age of Impeachment: Ended or Extended?
Summary "In this new work, Bancroft Prize-winning historian David Kyvig chronicles the rise of a culture of impeachment since 1960 - one that extends far beyond the infamous scandals surrounding Presidents Richard Nixon (Watergate) and Bill Clinton (Monica Lewinsky) and has dramatically altered the face of American politics." "Kyvig demonstrates that impeachment has been the bellwether of a changing - and increasingly toxic - political climate. Perhaps most important and ominous, the increasing threat of impeachment has encouraged presidents to hide potentially impeachable actions behind a thick veil of executive secrecy, while dramatically expanding executive power beyond the reach of either Congress or the courts."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Impeachments -- United States -- Cases.
Constitutional law -- United States.
ISBN 9780700615810 (cloth : alk. paper)
0700615814 (cloth : alk. paper)