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Flashback to 1974:
Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment

This report examines the history, grounds, and proper uses of impeachment. It was written and released by the Judiciary Committee in 1974 in the aftermath of the Watergate crisis, when Congress pursued impeachment proceedings against Richard M. Nixon.

This version of the report was converted into digital form and originally Web-posted by House Judiciary Comittee member Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

I. Introduction

II. The Historical Origins of Impeachment

III. The Criminality Issue

IV. Conclusion

Footnotes

   


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