Christopher Newport: Scandal and Impeachment

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Center for American Studies: “Scandal and Impeachment: From the Founding to the Present”


On October 28, 2019, the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University, a JMC partner program, is holding its 13th Annual Conference on America’s Founding Principles and History. This year’s theme is “Scandal and Impeachment: From the Founding to the Present” and will feature JMC faculty partners Keith Whittington, who will deliver the keynote address, “A Formidable Weapon of Faction? The Law and Politics of Impeachment,” and Joseph Knippenberg.

“A Formidable Weapon of Faction? The Law and Politics of Impeachment”

Keith Whittington

Monday, October 28, 2019 • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Gaines Theatre • Christopher Newport University

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Joseph Knippenberg

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Joseph Knippenberg is a Professor of Politics at Oglethorpe University. He specializes in the history of political philosophy, religion and politics, and contemporary liberal theory. Among other publications, he has contributed to The Federalist, Claremont Review, and Law & Liberty.  Professor Knippenberg also serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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Keith WhittingtonKeith Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He has published widely on American constitutional theory and development, federalism, judicial politics, and the presidency and is the author of many books, including Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present (University Press of Kansas, 2019), Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech (Princeton University Press, 2018), and American Political Thought: Readings and Materials (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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