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Impeachment

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Impeachment is a term that has been used more frequently in recent years, and yet, many Americans use it incorrectly.  Impeachment is not a removal. It is an indictment, a conclusion by the House of Representatives that there are sufficient grounds to hold a trial in the Senate. The Senate decides whether the impeached official should be removed from office. We will look at the historical origins of impeachment and the reasons why it was included in the Constitution. We will learn how it has been used through the years by studying individual cases, from the high profile ones, involving presidents and a Supreme Court justice, to those involving U.S. District and Appeals Court judges.

Instructor Bio:

James S. (Jim) Todd is a lecturer in UVA’s Department of Politics. He received his BA from Gettysburg College in 1965, his MA and JD degrees from the University of Georgia in 1971 and 1969, and his Ph.D. from UVA in 1993, under the guidance of Henry Abraham. He practiced law for eleven years in Washington DC in the 1970's. He has taught a wide range of courses in American government and constitutional law and history including eleven different courses at the University of Arizona, nine at UVa and ten for OLLI.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A404 James Todd Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5 Th 10:00-11:30 a.m. Unity of Charlottesville A

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