Background Briefings

The issue of impeachment—with regard to members of both the Executive and Judicial Branch—is of increasing interest to the American public and the United States Congress. Unfortunately, much of the history of federal impeachments remains shrouded in mystery. It is true that over the years several secondary sources have come to be considered "definitive" compilations...
On July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law declaring "In God We Trust" the official motto of the United States. Public Law 84-851 was based upon a 90 year tradition of inscribing "In God We Trust" upon American coins and a centuries old heritage of recognizing God’s sovereignty in our nation’s affairs....
The National Legal Foundation has discovered twenty-five cases in which Select Committees (or Special Committees) have been used in impeachment investigations or were proposed to be used. This list is believed to be exhaustive. However, it is very difficult to be certain that this is the case in any research related to impeachment. Nonetheless, these...