What is the maximum number of years a US president can be imprisoned through impeachment?
Impeachment is the process by which the president would be removed from office. It does not carry a prison term. A term of imprisionment would be imposed for the crimes he/she is removed for at a separate criminal trial. If Bill Clinton would have been impeached and removed from office, a separate criminal trial would have been held to try him on the charge of perjury
Impeachment and conviction can only remove a president from office. If he violates the law he could be tried and convicted as a private citizen and subject to whatever punishment his crime warrants.
No US President is charged with impeachment at this time! The last President to face impeachment charges was Bill Clinton.
The result of conviction after impeachment is removal from office- imprisonment is not a possibility from this process. Civil courts could indict and try him for crimes that could result in prison sentences upon conviction. The possible lengths of the sentences would depend on what the crimes were.
The president of the US.
The President can be removed through the following method called as IMPEACHMENT. Impeachment is the the process of removing the president to bring charges of wrongdoing against a public official.
Yes, through the impeachment process. Articles of Impeachment are drafted by the Congress detailed specific charges against a sitting president.
The President is able to be removed through impeachment. Impeachment requires a majority vote in the House and a 2/3 vote from the Senate for removal from office.
While it might be a good fantasy to think about getting the president fired, especially if it's a president you don't like, there are rules that prevent such things from occurring without good reasons. Not liking a president is not a good reason, nor is it enough of a reason for him to be fired. He can only be fired (impeached and removed) if it is determined by congress that he committed treason or other… Read More
William Jefferson Clinton.
Article 2, Section 4 deals with the removal of the President and other Federal Officers through impeachment.
Andrew Johnson and John Kennedy
Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson are the only two presidents who have gone through the entire impeachment process. They were both acquitted in the end and not impeached. President Nixon was going to be impeached but he resigned before it was announced.
The president can be removed from office through a process informally called impeachment. . Actually impeachment by the House is only the first step. The house passes a bill of impeachment , giving the charges against the president. The Senate is then required to hold a trial based on these charges and make a verdict. Andrew Johnson and Clinton were both impeached but neither was convicted. Nixon resigned when faced with charges that were almost… Read More
It starts there and it ends there. Impeachment is the part of the process that is done by the House. Think of impeachment as officially calling into question some behavior of a sitting president. If impeached by the House, the president then goes through an impeachment trial by the Senate. Even if the Senate chooses to acquit, the president has still officially been impeached. There is a rough parallel with civil law. You can be… Read More
No- the vote was 126 to 47 in favor of impeachment.
The House and Senate in separate proceedings
Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon
Impeachment is the process where a politician is accused of wrongdoing. Penalties for impeachment can include removal from office as well as criminal and civil penalties. Bill Clinton was the second, and last, United States President to go through impeachment.
it was andrew jackson i know that because i am studding him inschool sami r.
well there chosen by the president with the advice and approval of the U.S. Senate, and can only be removed through impeachment....your welcome :)
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It is not there, while the president enjoys a great latitude in what he does during a time of war; he is still accountable under the constitution (through impeachment).
No, not unless that citizen is a member of congress. Throughout history, controversial decisions by presidents have led certain members of the public to call for impeachment. But this can only occur through a procedure that comes from congress, so if citizens feel strongly that a president deserves to be impeached (not because they dislike his policies but because they believe he has broken the law), these citizens should contact their members of congress and… Read More
The recall is generally for state officials, such as governors or mayors. At the presidential level, removal is usually through the impeachment process.
What is the act by which the congress accuses a president or supreme court justice of serious crimes?
This act is called 'impeachment.' After the congress has impeached the president, or a Supreme Court justice, they will go through a trial led by the Senate.
Who else can be removed from the US office through impeachment besides the president and vice president?
Cabinet members and federal judges can be impeached and removed. Both houses can refuse to seat a proposed member or expel a member.
Which president forcibly removed people from the Jews from their homes imprisoned the them in camps and then forced the Jews to walk 800 miles through winter?
The president may remove justices and all other federal judges with the approval of the House of Representatives?
The United States president is constitutionally forbidden from tampering with the judiciary through removals. Congress has the sole authority to affirm justice appoints, and remove them (in addition the president and civil servants themselves) through the articles of impeachment.
No. A sitting President or Vice-President can only be removed from office involuntarily through the impeachment process, which is conducted by the House of Representatives, then tried in the Senate. A President may choose a different running mate if he (or she) is running for a second term of office, however.
Andrew Johnson our 17th President also went though impeachment process but got cleared by one vote of the Senate. This happened twice, with Andrew Johnson and again with Bill Clinton. In both cases the Senate failed to convict, so the presidents remained in office until their terms expired.
0; Richard Nixon would have been but he resigned. No US President has ever been successfully impeached.
Yes. The President can be temporarily removed if he is judged unfit to carry out his duties by the cabinet and the Congress. He can permanently be removed by Congress through the impeachment process for committing high crimes and misdemeanors.
Yes. President Nixon was impeached. However, we first must define impeachment. Impeachment is the trial that Nixon went through. He was found guilty (obviously guilty) and was therefore impeached. After he was found guilty there were discussions on whether to "fire" him from his job as president but Nixon quit before anything could happen. He therefore was able to keep the benefits that any former president would have and (sort of but not really) save… Read More
They could, and they often do. Throughout history, controversial decisions by presidents have led certain members of the public to call for impeachment. But this can only occur through a procedure that comes from congress, so if you feel strongly that a president deserves to be impeached (not because you dislike his policies but because you believe he has broken the law), contact your members of congress and express your views to them.
How many supreme court justices have been removed through the impeachment process?
Yes, all of the branches can check the other two branches. The legislative can check the executive by overruling a veto with a 2/3 vote. It can also remove a President through impeachment. Plus, the Senate approves treaties and presidential appointments. The legislative branch can check the judicial branch by lower courts and removing judges through impeachment. Plus, the Senate approves or rejects the appointment of judges by the president.
no, The process of impeachment is an option of the Congress.
Gerald Ford was appointed Vice President by Richard Nixon after Spiro Agnew resigned due to legal troubles. When Richard Nixon resigned instead of going through an impeachment trial Ford became President. He was not elected by the people to either position.
Both Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were impeached by the House but found not guilty by the Senate. Nixon only faced the threat of impeachment but articles of impeachment were never submitted before he resigned. Had Nixon tried to fight most likely he would have been impeached, found guilty, and removed from office, becoming the first president in U.S. history to face such ignominy.
If you are talking about Supreme Court Justices, then through impeachment, just like the President. Articles of Impeachment are brought by the House of Representatives and the Senate holds the trial. If a majority of Senators vote guilty, the Justice is removed from office and will likely serve time in prison. For other judges (lower courts), I believe the only way they can be removed is through criminal conviction in a court.
No. The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment under the Constitution.
If a president becomes unable to serve, whether through death, severe illness, or impeachment, the vice president would assume the position of president. This is what happened when President Kennedy was assassinated: his vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was sworn in. If Mr. Obama were removed from the presidency (which, although partisans may hope it will occur, is highly unlikely), his vice president, Joe Biden, would be president.
The simple answer is that the Constitution does not give the President that power. The principle behind not giving the President such power is the separation of powers. The President, although quite powerful, is not an absolute monarch and must share power with Congress and the Supreme Court. Justices therefore serve for life . They can be removed by Congress through the long impeachment process.
only through impeachment.
Does congress have the power to remove a president from office through an impeachment and conviction?
Yes Article II Section 4 of the Federal Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." From Article I Section 2: "The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." From Article I Section 3: "The Senate shall have the sole… Read More
In the US (and many other similar governmental systems), congress serves to write legislation and pass laws. They also have checks on the president and the courts through impeachment proceedings, and they control how the government spends money.
This happened twice, with Andrew Johnson and again with Bill Clinton. In both cases the Senate failed to convict, so the presidents remained in office until their terms expired.
Impeachment is the functional embodiment of sovereign rule of the people as exercised through Congress' Constitutional mandate. Impeachment confers upon the Congress one of the ultimate powers of checks and balances in the ability to remove presidents, justices and civil servants.