CLE Readings for “Impeachment: Threats and the Constitutional Challenge”

Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

U.S Constitution

United States Constitution, 14th Amendment, Sections 3 & 5 [link

United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 [link

United States Constitution, Article I, Section 3, Clauses 6 & 7 [link

United States Constitution, Article II, Section 4 [link]

Opening Briefs

Trial Memorandum of the United States House of Representatives in the Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump [link]

Answer of President Donald John Trump, 45th President of the United States, to Article I: Incitement of Insurrection [link]


Bob Bauer, “Why the G.O.P. Argument Against Trying Trump Is So Dangerous,” The New York Times, February 2, 2021. [link

Philip Bobbitt, “Why the Senate Shouldn’t Hold a Late Impeachment Trial,” Lawfare, January 27, 2021. [link]

Frank O. Bowman, III, “The Constitutional Case for Impeaching Donald Trump (Again),” Just Security, January 9, 2021. [link

Michael J. Gerhardt, “History Shows the Senate Can Hold an Impeachment Trial After Trump Leaves Office,” Just Security, January 15, 2021. [link]

Ryan Goodman, Mari Dugas, and Nicholas Tonckens, “Incitement Timeline: Year of Trump’s Actions Leading to the Attack on the Capitol,” Just Security, January 11, 2021. [link]

Michael Luttig, “Opinion: Once Trump leaves office, the Senate can’t hold an impeachment trial,” The Washington Post, January 12, 2021. [link

Andy Wright, “Can Congress Subpoena Trump to Testify?,” Just Security, November 27, 2018. [link]