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Now that we have lived through one of the most unusual events in American history-the impeachment and trial of the President of the United States-it is appropriate, indeed essential, that we assess how the process worked and learn what we can from it. Specifically, I want to address two questions: First, how well did the impeachment process work? In good academic fashion, I will grade each of the governmental institutions involved – giving them, if you will, a report card. Second, what did we learn from the experience to guide us if, in the future, we face the impeachment of a President?

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63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 143-167 (2000)