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Affair of State The Investigation, Impeachment, and Trial of President Clinton

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ISBN-10: 0674003918

ISBN-13: 9780674003910

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard A. Posner

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President Bill Clinton's year of crisis, which began when his affair with Monica Lewinsky hit the front pages in January 1998, engendered a host of important questions of criminal and constitutional law, public and private morality, and political and cultural conflict. In a book written while the events of the year were unfolding, Richard Posner presents a balanced and scholarly understanding of the crisis that also has the freshness and immediacy of journalism. Posner clarifies the issues and eliminates misunderstandings concerning facts and the law that were relevant to the investigation by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and to the impeachment proceeding itself. He explains the…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Richard A. Posner is Circuit Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

Dramatis Personae
The President's Conduct
Prosecution and Defense
The History, Scope, and Form of Impeachment
Morality, Private and Public
Should President Clinton Have Been Impeached, and If Impeached Convicted?
The Kulturkampf
Lessons for the Future
The Balance Sheet