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"Impeaching the President" with Alan Hirsch
Date Sunday January 20
Time 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAlan Hirsch
Location Details
1100 California St,
San Francisco
About the conversation

There has been talk of impeachment since just after the current president was elected in 2016. Looking past the bombast and hyperbole, what is impeachment and when is it called for? In response to the complexity of a rapidly evolving situation, constitutional scholar Alan Hirsch offers clear and to-the-point guidance for all matters relating to removing a sitting president—from the Founder’s constitutional protections against executive criminality and the instructive impeachment stories of presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton, to the particular ways that Donald Trump may be legally vulnerable, and the possibilities and limitations of presidential self-pardon.

“Impeaching the President is lucid, balanced, and deeply informed. Anyone in search of a reasoned guide to the unreason of our current situation should read it.” — Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction.

About the guest

Alan Hirsch, Instructor in the Humanities and Chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College, is the author of numerous works of legal scholarship and many books including For the People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights (Free Press, coauthored with Akhil Amar) and A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment (Essential Books). He received a J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from Amherst College. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Newsday and the Village Voice. Hirsch also serves as a trial consultant and expert witness on interrogations and criminal confessions, testifying around the nation. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.


The Grace Cathedral "Forum" is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 8th, 2019 4:32 PM

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