In this issue, we include two articles concerning what is perhaps
the most important event concerning separation of powers that occurred
in 1999 the acquittal of President Clinton on impeachment charges.
In a typically forceful piece, Ann Coulter analyzes one of the primary
issues that dominated the debate in the Senate the question
of the "materiality" of the President's false statements.
We also reproduce Congressman Canady's remarks to the Miami Chapter
of the Federalist Society on the subject of the impeachment. In his
remarks, Congressman Canady addresses, from an originalist perspective,
the argument that, as a general principle, impeachment charges should
not be brought against a President unless there is some measure of
support for the charges within the President's own political party.
(The Federalist Society hosted a roundtable on the impeachment issue
with all sides represented, and we strongly encourage you to peruse
it on our webpage, www.fed-soc.org.)
We also include an article by Matthew Glavin concerning the Supreme
Court's decision earlier this year invalidating, on statutory grounds,
the Census Bureau's plan to use statistical sampling in apportioning
representatives in the 2000 Census. The integrity of the census
is an important issue directly affecting the structural distribution
of political power within our federal system.
Finally, we reproduce (with the Legal Times' gracious permission),
an article that originally appeared in that publication, concerning
a current Supreme Court case examining the validity of the federal
qui tam statute.
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for publication. We regret that we are unable to return submissions
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