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Articles of Impeachment

Where is it written that the House must deliver the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate floor before a trial may start in the Senate?
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Why isn't stalling an impeachment considered an obstruction of justice?

First and foremost, is it correct to consider the process of impeachment and removal, in the US Constitution, a process of justice, but one administered in a political context? (That is, the opposite ...
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Legal consequences of complying with a house subpoena?

I keep seeing in the news that, at the president's order, people are ignoring subpoenas from the house of representatives, citing executive privilege. So what legal bite does the president have if ...
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Does the concept of fairness and due process apply only to the defendant or to the prosecution as well?

"Fairness" isn't mentioned in the constitution but due process is and I would think typically applies to a defendant - someone who has been accused of a crime. But is there a concept where the ...
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Speedy impeachment trial requirement

How soon must the house send the impeachment charges to the senate? Is there a time limit on how long they could be held in the house? Do they "go away" if not forwarded in a certain time frame?
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Can articles of impeachment be repealed?

Suppose the House of Representatives of the United States impeaches a federal officer such as the president or a federal judge, etc. Can they repeal that act before the Senate tries the case?
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Would there be any legal repercussions to the senate's actions during the impeachment trial?

In an interview with CNN at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Lindsay Graham said "I am trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my mind. I'm not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here". In an ...
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Senate Impeachment rule change?

Although a 2/3 majority is required for the Senate to convict an impeached US President, some of the rules governing the Senate trial can be amended by a simple majority of the Senators. Could a ...
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Is there any evidence of (attempted) bribery of Ukraine by Trump [closed]

I asked on out Politics site, Why is Trump not being impeached for bribery?, and one answer (with 5 upvotes currently) said The answer to this one is simple - the only logical reason to drop this ...
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Presidential pardon: What does “except in Cases of Impeachment” mean?

Article II, Section 2, of the United States Constitution establishes the presidential pardon power as follows. The President shall ... have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against ...
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Is the worst version of the accusations against President Trump impeachable?

Suppose the president of the US demands foreign leader X have X's state conduct an investigation into corrupt dealings of a family member of a former member of the previous US administration (and a ...
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What does the US Constitution mean by “bribery”?

The US Constitution mentions several specific crimes as impeachable offences. Among these is "bribery". In the English language as it existed at the time of the framers, did this single term refer ...
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Elements of bribery: what is a “thing of value”?

There is lately some suggestion that a US president who withholds aid to a foreign country on the condition that the foreign country investigate a political opponent constitutes bribery. The ...
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Can impeachment proceed after a resignation? [duplicate]

Can a federal official be impeached and convicted after he has resigned or otherwise left office? (For example, could the impeachment of President Nixon have proceeded after his resignation? Or could ...
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Is a Senate trial required after the House impeaches a president?

If the House of Representatives impeaches a president, everything I read says that there is then a trial by the Senate regarding removal from office. If the House impeaches a president, is it legally ...
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Impeachment jury tampering

The process of impeaching and removing a United States president is often compared to a criminal trial, with the House of Representatives acting to indict a suspect, and the Senate acting as jurors in ...
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Can the US Senate disqualify a former President?

In summary, the answer to "Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?" was "Yes, unless the Senate votes by simple majority to add the penalty of ...
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What Supreme Court cases, other than Nixon v. United States, have directly applied or interpreted U.S. Const. Art. I, Section 3, Clause 6?

Background Impeachment in the United States is mostly handled by the legislative branch alone. Hence the Courts have not typically applied restrictions or said much about impeachment other than Nixon ...
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Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?

This answer in its present form states If Donald Trump were impeached and blocked from running again (which is one of the things that impeachment can do, disqualify from office)... Is that true? ...