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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:54 AM

5. The role of the chief justice in an impeachment trial

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/01/the-role-of-the-chief-justice-in-an-impeachment-trial/

There has been a good deal written about Roberts’ role, some of it intimating – or at least hoping – that Roberts could wrench control from the politicians who make up the Senate and transform the proceeding into a trial of the conventional judicial sort, with both sides able to compel the appearance of live witnesses and the production of documents and to inquire into any matter logically relevant to the charges against the president.

For better or worse, neither the Constitution, the rules of the Senate, historical precedent nor the personal predilections of Roberts himself make this the least bit likely. Instead, Roberts is most likely to serve as a dignified figurehead in an affair entirely dominated by the Republican senatorial caucus.


Frank Bowman goes on to detail why this will not happen.

Also bear in mind that the Constitution places the sole power to try impeachments with the Senate. There is no judicial oversight or appeal in these matters (Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993)).

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