Bowman on Impeachment


Why Being a Dreadful President Is an Impeachable Offense: A (mostly) dispassionate analysis (American Constitution Society lecture, April 2018)


Frank O. Bowman, III & Stephen Sepinuck, Background and History of Impeachment, Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, House Judiciary Committee, 105th Cong., 2d Sess., Nov. 9, 1998, at 342-372 (Written testimony to House Judiciary Committee in Clinton impeachment inquiry on behalf of Nat’l Assoc. of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)).

Frank O. Bowman, III & Stephen Sepinuck, “High Crimes & Misdemeanors”: Defining the Constitutional Limits on Presidential Impeachment, 72 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1517 (1999), available at

Frank O. Bowman, III, Against Impeachment: An Imagined Argument in the House Judiciary Committee, 22-Dec. THE CHAMPION 49 (Dec. 1998).

Falling Out of Love With America: The Clinton Impeachment and the Madisonian Constitution, 59 MARYLAND L. REV. 5 (2001), available at

He’s Impeachable, You Know, NEW YORK TIMES p. A25 (May 3, 2007) ( (discussing possible impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales).

The Icing Is Iglesias: His Firing Is Reason Alone For Congress To Impeach Gonzales, SLATE (May 17, 2007) (

Congress Shouldn’t Impeach Judge Jay Bybee: Much as he deserves it, SLATE (April 24, 2009) (

Not So Fast, Special Counsel: All the Ways Robert Mueller’s Investigation of Donald Trump Might Be Tripped Up Before it Reaches the Finish Line, SLATE (July 18, 2017)(

State Attorneys General Won’t Save Us, SLATE (July 25, 2017) (

Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio is an Impeachable Offense, SLATE (Aug. 26, 2017) (

President Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense on Friday, SLATE (Nov. 3, 2017) (

Prosecuting Trump Cronies Under the Logan Act Would Be a Terrible Own Goal for Robert Mueller, SLATE (Dec. 5, 2017)  (

Mueller’s Endgame: How He Can Ensure that Congress Sees Any Case Against Donald Trump, SLATE (Jan. 31, 2018) .

No, A Zombie Grand Jury Won’t Save the Russia Probe, POLITICO (Feb. 15, 2018)

Trump Shouldn’t Relax to Hear He Isn’t a “Target” in the Mueller Investigation, KANSAS CITY STAR (April 7, 2018)

Trump’s Suggestion that the Cohen Raid Killed Attorney-Client Privilege Is Hogwash, SLATE (April 10, 2018)

It’s Too Late for a New “Saturday Night Massacre,” SLATE (April 16, 2018)

Yes, the Governor Can Be Impeached Right Now, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (April 24, 2018)

The Vekselberg Case Increases the Odds of Michael Cohen Turning on Donald Trump, SLATE (May 9, 2018)