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Clinton Impeachment Trial: Charles Canady’s Statement On Constitutional Law

This is the statement on constitutional law by Charles Canady at the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Canady, a Republican congressman from Florida, was one of the House Managers, appointed to present the case for impeachment during the Senate trial.

Statement by House Manager Charles Canady on Constitutional Law.

REP. CHARLES CANADY (R-FLORIDA): Mr. Chief Justice, distinguished counsel, and ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I’m Representative Charles Canady of the 12th district of Florida.

And I rise now to conclude the argument that my two fellow managers have begun and to address the fundamental question now before the Senate. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment Trial: Profiles of the House Managers

Thirteen Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee have been appointed as “managers” who will serve as prosecutors in the trial.

Every one of the House prosecutors has worked as a lawyer, but their experience varies widely.

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REP. BOB BARR, Ga., 50, elected 1994

DUTIES: Outline how president’s conduct relates to obstruction of justice and perjury laws.

Long before Monica Lewinsky became a household name, Barr introduced the first impeachment resolution against Clinton over alleged fund-raising irregularities and other matters. The conservative, who has co-authored an anti-Clinton book, introduced House Res. 304 in November 1997, a resolution directing the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether grounds existed to impeach Clinton. Some members of his own party criticized Barr for that, although the measure did garner 22 Republican cosponsors. Barr also is closely allied with the National Rifle Association and is vocal about gun ownership issues. [Read more…]