The meaning of Good Behavior

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    From The New Deal (II)…

    “‘Good behavior’ meant not abusing the powers of the Constitution.”

    That hits like a knock-out punch. Like so many other clauses in the Constitution, it begs for an explanation in the 21st century. Otherwise, the clauses appear powerless.

    Are there some references in mind that can elaborate this point?


    The place to start is Raoul Berger’s Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems. That’s an excellent book, and it lays out all the issues.

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