Resources on Impeachment

For those who would like a brief overview of impeachment, please read The Constitutional Grounds for Impeachment authored by the House Committee on the Judiciary. Other relevant documents by this body include: Impeachment: Selected Materials (1973); Impeachment: Selected Materials on Procedure (1974); and Impeachment: Selected Materials (1998).

The Congressional Research Service has over the years issued numerous materials on the question of impeachment; here are over 100 reports on this topic.

Please remember that process of impeachment is not limited to the office of the president, federal judges are also subject to impeachment. Recent examples of this are: Impeachment of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2010);

To consider possible impeachment of United States District Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. (2010);

Impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent (2009); and

Impeaching Manuel L. Real, a judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, for high crimes and misdemeanors (2006).


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