Published 1999. Order online through The Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674444782.
The little understood yet volcanic power of impeachment lodged in the Congress is dissected through history by the nation’s leading legal scholar on the subject. Berger offers authoritative insight into “high crimes and misdemeanors.” He sheds new light on whether impeachment is limited to indictable crimes, on whether there is jurisdiction to impeach for misconduct outside of office, and on whether impeachment must precede indictment. In an addition to the book, Berger finds firm footing in contesting the views of one-time Judge Robert Bork and President Nixon’s lawyer, James St. Clair.
“Originally published in 1974 at the time of the Nixon crisis, this erudite book by a legal scholar offers authoritative insight into all aspects of impeachment.”
— Washington Post Book Review
“An admirable and powerful work…valuable and illuminating.”
— Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.