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Keck explains role of chief justice in impeachment trial in Al Jazeera

January 17, 2020

Al Jazeera

Thomas M. Keck

Thomas M. Keck

"Impeachment of a US president is an unusual circumstance," says Tom Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. "(The chief justice) is there to oversee a trial, which is something that should be well within his comfort zone. But it's a trial conducted by elected partisan officials. It's not a court, the US Senate." Keck was interviewed for the Al Jazeera article "US impeachment trial: What role will Chief Justice Roberts play?" 01/17/20 

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