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Impeachment: Advice And Dissent, Susan Low Bloch Jan 2006

Impeachment: Advice And Dissent, Susan Low Bloch

Georgetown Law Faculty Lectures and Appearances

In this lecture, the author describes how she first met Professor William Van Alstyne at a Federalist Society debate at Wayne State Law School in Detroit. Their colleague, the late Professor Joe Grano, had invited them to discuss whether one can sue a sitting president. Of course, this debate was not merely academic. Paula Jones had begun her sexual harassment suit against President Clinton and the suit was on its way to the Supreme Court. They got together before the debate and walked around the campus. The author thought that the president could not be sued while in office. Although ...