How a Senate Post-Impeachment Trial Differs from the Usual Court Trial

The “Rules” of the Impeachment Trial Can Be Changed At Anytime The first “rules” governing a Senate conviction trial were written in 1868 for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. The rules were updated after the Watergate scandal and President Nixon’s resignation. The Senate then updated the Rules in 1986, which were used for President Bill Clinton’s 1999 Senate trial. However, the Senate can change...
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