Origin of impeachment
Related Words for impeachmentbill, statement, citation, prosecution, detention, summons, charge, allegation, arraignment, warrant, litigation, claim, argument, accusation, trial, suit, action, indictment, dispute, case
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Contemporary Examples of impeachment
Republican leaders today are doing the same thing, using the media to tell their members there will be no impeachment.
“Impeachment is a riveting event in the history of the country,” Kucinich says.
But an absence of niceties nor an unwillingness to conform is not a legitimate cause for impeachment.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent
October 27, 2014
Moreover, without any credible justification, they have even gone so far as to call for impeachment proceedings against him.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties
Geoffrey R. Stone
September 26, 2014
Forty years after Richard Nixon resigned from office, talk of impeachment is once again in the air.Four Decades of Declining Trust in D.C.
August 11, 2014
Historical Examples of impeachment
In the Andrew Johnson impeachment case was it not better that things were as they were?'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
That fat fool Albemarle had swallowed my impeachment like a draught of muscadine.
"Ah, no," she pleaded—she knew how true was the impeachment.
He admitted the impeachment in the midst of his astonishment with an abruptness equal to her own.The Golden Woman
The Commons insisted on carrying his impeachment to the bar of the Lords.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)
John Richard Green
late 14c., enpechement "accusation, charge," from Old French empechement, from empeechier (see impeach). As a judicial proceeding against a public official, from 1640s.
A formal accusation of wrongdoing against a public official. According to the United States Constitution, the House of Representatives can vote to impeach an official, but the Senate actually tries the case. Several presidencies have been blemished by impeachment or the threat of impeachment: President Andrew Johnson was impeached after the Civil War but was acquitted. President Richard Nixon resigned from office as the House of Representatives prepared to initiate impeachment proceedings. President William Jefferson Clinton was impeached in 1998 but was acquitted by the Senate the following year.