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Professor Bowman: White House Letter Distorts Both Law and History on Impeachment

In an October 9 article on Just Security, Professor Frank O. Bowman, III writes that the White House letter refusing all executive branch cooperation with the ongoing House impeachment inquiry includes three legal arguments that are without foundation. The letter claims the House impeachment inquiry is not valid because a full House vote has not been taken. There is no…

Professor Bowman – Kelly v. United States: There is no political exception to fraud

In a symposium written for SCOTUSblog, Professor Frank Bowman writes about Kelly v. United States, a case that came from the scandal known at “Bridgegate.” William E. Baroni, Jr., deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Bridget Anne Kelley, an aide to then Governor Chris Christie, conspired to create a major traffic jam…

Professor Bowman’s Impeachment Expertise Sought by National & International Media

Frank O. Bowman, III is a Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and an expert on the impeachment of the president and other federal officers. In his recent book, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge University Press), Professor Bowman offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots…

Professor Bowman Helps to Explain How Impeachment Works

In a recent Thomson Reuters/msn.com article, “6 things you need to know about how impeachment works,” Professor Frank O. Bowman explains the grounds for impeachment, the process, and burden of proof needed. He also explains that the Supreme Court cannot overturn articles of impeachment. Referring to America’s founders he says, “They quite plainly decided this is a political process and…

Professor Bowman Participates on Panel for White Collar Crime Seminar

Professor Frank Bowman recently served as a panelist at the 2019 White Collar Crime Seminar hosted by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Federal Bar Association. Professor Bowman’s panel, “Important White Collar Developments” rounded out the day-long seminar, with other panels covering the federal agent’s perspective on criminals, sentencing from all angles, how to preserve privilege, and…

Professor Bowman’s Impeachment Expertise Shared by National & International Media

Professor Frank Bowman has been writing about the presidential impeachment process on his blog, “Impeachable Offenses,” in op-eds in the media, and in his book, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump” (Cambridge University Press). Various media outlets have reached out to him for his expertise on the process and the Mueller Report. Algernon…

Professor Bowman: Nixon and Clinton Proceedings Make a Case for Impeaching Trump

Professor Frank Bowman was quoted at length in Adam Liptak’s recent New York Times article “Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes.” Using the two most recent impeachment proceedings against sitting presidents, Liptak compares the offenses of Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton to those of Donald Trump. “The historical comparisons make out a solid case for an…

Professor Bowman: Is Declaring a National Emergency to Build a Wall an Impeachable Offense?

In his latest op-ed in Slate, “Is Declaring a National Emergency to Build an Unnecessary Wall an Impeachable Offense?,” Professor Frank Bowman discusses factors that could make the political path to impeachment based solely on the grounds of a national emergency declaration tricky. Though it could be considered as part of a larger pattern of impeachable conduct. “Use of ‘emergency’…

Professor Bowman: Pattern of Behavior Could Lead to Presidential Impeachment

In a recent op-ed in Slate, “Everything Trump Did Before Entering Office That Could Justify Impeachment,” Professor Frank Bowman writes, “a successful case for the impeachment of the president must rest not on any single event, but on a pattern of behavior that fatally damages the legitimacy of the president and/or amounts to subversion of the constitutional order.” Electoral success…

Professor Bowman: The Influence of Substantial Assistance in Sentencing Defendants

In a recent op-ed in Slate, “The Reason Prosecutors Hammered Michael Cohen Despite His Cooperation With Robert Mueller,” Professor Frank Bowman examines the conflicting opinions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office regarding the value of Cohen’s level of cooperation. According to Professor Bowman, the crux of the situation…