The Impeachment Process
Terms in this set (24)
An action by the House of Representatives to accuse the president, vice president, or other civil officers of the United States of committing "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
to find guilty
a number that is much more than half of a total, 2/3 vote in the Senate for impeachment
the crime of betraying one's country
when someone voluntarily offers payment to get an illegal advantage
high crimes and misdemeanors
Circumstances under which the president can by impeached by the House and removed from office by the Senate.
The authority of a court to hear a case
the process of driving or forcing out
House Judiciary Committee
Considers legislation dealing with civil liberties, constitutional amendments, federal courts and judges, immigration, civil and criminal laws
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
John G. Roberts Jr. (2019)
President Pro Tempore
Officer of the Senate selected by the majority party to act as chair in the absence of the vice president
the current vice president
conflict of interest
a situation in which an action by a company or individual results in an unfair benefit.
the agreement of a judge with the court's majority decision, for a reason other than the majority reason
free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.
lying under oath
Federal Grand Jury
In the U.S., a person accused by the government of committing a crime against the government must have citizen jurors, called a grand jury, decide if the government has enough evidence to have the accused person be put on trial.
The crime of interfering or blocking a criminal investigation
Contempt of Congress
The deliberate obstruction of the workings of the federal legislative branch. For example, a witness under subpoena who refuses to testify before Congress can be cited for contempt of Congress.
abuse of power
the misuse of authority for harmful, unethical, or illegal ends
Donations made directly to a candidate or party that must be reported to the FEC
writ of habeas corpus
A court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
Someone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.
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