The Case Against Impeaching Trump
- 160 Pages
- July 10, 2018
- ISBN: 9781510742284
- Imprint: Hot Books
- Trim Size: 6.000in x 9.000in
“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—Politico
Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by Politico and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by Newsweek. Yet he has come under partisan fire for applying those same principles to Donald Trump during the course of his many appearances in national media outlets as an expert resource on civil and constitutional law.
The Case Against Impeaching Trump seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. In the author’s own words:
“In the fervor to impeach President Trump, his political enemies have ignored the text of the Constitution. As a civil libertarian who voted against Trump, I remind those who would impeach him not to run roughshod over a document that has protected us all for two and a quarter centuries. In this case against impeachment, I make arguments similar to those I made against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (and that I would be making had Hillary Clinton been elected and Republicans were seeking to impeach her). Impeachment and removal of a president are not entirely political decisions by Congress. Every member takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution sets out specific substantive criteria that MUST be met.
I am thrilled to contribute to this important debate and especially that my book will be so quickly available to readers so they can make up their own minds.”
"There are great legal minds; there are those who can also communicate well on television; then there is Dershowitz. The professor is uniquely capable of arguing a position, while putting a premium on legal and ethical legitimacy, not its popularity. Bravo, Dershowitz!"
—Chris Cuomo, anchor and reporter, CNN
"Anyone interested in the true merits of criminal law and very fine writing must read Alan Dershowitz's book."
“A quintessential example of truth overcoming lies."
—Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
“Alan Dershowitz speaks with great passion and personal courage."
“Love him or hate him, Dershowitz has lived a life that matters, hugely and enduringly. He is a man in full at a time when most of us aspire to be little more than a presence on Twitter."
—New York Times Book Review
“Courage and principle are rare today. Professor Dershowitz has them both.”
—Senator Ted Cruz
“[Dershowitz exhibits] not just a commitment to equity and integrity, but a deep faith in the power of the law to make our country more honest and fair.”
—Congressman Joe Kennedy III
"Alan Dershowitz doesn’t twist the constitution to fit an agenda. He tells you what it REALLY means. That’s why he has always been my go-to guy on the law and the Constitution."
—Greta Van Susteren, former anchor at CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC
"This book will reinforce Alan Dershowitz’s well-earned reputation as a brilliant legal analyst who, although often swimming against the established current, is usually right…His analysis seems flawless to me."
—Harvey A. Silverglate, criminal and civil liberties lawyer, author of Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent
"If Dershowitz isn’t getting in your face about something, it s as if he’s not doing his job. "
—The Boston Globe