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Brown Bag Series: IMPEACHMENT AND THE RULE OF LAW with Tim Kipp
January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Impeachment and the Rule of Law
This is part 2 of the lecture /discussion.
The concepts of a “nation of laws and not of people” and the “rule of law” are as old as our nation-state itself. Casting aside the “divine right of kings,” this new ideal would become the very foundation of our democracy.
What happens when the president violates the oath of office? Through the lens of history and contemporary politics, this lecture/discussion will examine the roles of the Constitution, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Council, the 25th Amendment, and impeachment in addressing president misconduct. The conclusion will ask, “How well is the US living up to the principle of the Rule of Law?”