Date/Time: Wednesday, November 13 2019 at 5:30 pm

Location: Arent Fox, 1301 Avenue of the Americas

In 1868, in the aftermath of the Civil War, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson for high crimes and misdemeanors. Our Historical Trial program will feature a reenactment of Johnson's impeachment trial before the United States Senate, which had to decide whether Johnson was guilty of the charges and should be removed from office. Participants in the trial included congressional leaders acting as the prosecution and some of the country's leading lawyers for the defense. The sensational trial was hard-fought in a tense atmosphere, and the outcome was in doubt up until the final vote. Our CLE discussion afterwards will discuss impeachment-related issues of continuing relevance today, including the constitutional standard of "high crimes and misdemeanors" and who decides whether that standard is met.

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