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  1. There was this guy named Nixon who got impeached....

    There was this guy named Nixon who got impeached. I know, hold on... It's not the Nixon you're thinking of. This was Walter L. Nixon Jr. -- a Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the...
  2. I was addressing the general case. For what it's...

    I was addressing the general case. For what it's worth, a blogger with the Oxford Dictionary says my usage of "themself" is not acceptable, but my original usage of "themselves" is okay.
  3. Fair enough. I was avoiding a gender specific...

    Fair enough. I was avoiding a gender specific pronoun, but you're right. I edited to "themself" (which will probably not make you any happier).
  4. Recusal has to do with avoiding the appearance of...

    Recusal has to do with avoiding the appearance of corruption as well as the actual fact of it. The president picked his appointments from a lengthy list. The Senate only gave an up or down vote. It...
  5. If an impeachment could be appealed to the SCOTUS...

    If an impeachment could be appealed to the SCOTUS (and I am not convinced it can), I would hope that every Justice appointed by that president would recuse themself from the appeal.
  6. From the constitution: I'm not seeing much...

    From the constitution:



    I'm not seeing much wiggle room there.

    It's not out of the question to ponder that the House could pass articles of impeachment for insufficient causes. But when the...
  7. Dershowitz: Supreme Court could overrule an unconstitutional impeachment

    That's a new one. Appealing impeachment to the Supreme Court?
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