Presentation to explore all sides of impeachmentNovember 12, 2019
To the editor,
This week, on Wednesday, the U.S. Congress will begin public hearings considering the Impeachment of a president for only the fourth time in America’s 240 year history, but the third time since 1974. The next day, Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m., VUJC Auditorium will host a multi-media presentation on the Law of Impeachment by IU’s own nationally recognized legal expert, Prof. Charles Geyh. He is one of the few who has worked on cases impeaching federal judges under the same, unitary, impeachment clause.
“Charlie-G,” as he answers the phone, will be teaching, not taking sides. He will also field any questions from anyone in the audience and the panel who will also participate. There will be ushers with microphones on the auditorium floor to take your questions. And you can ask any question about impeachment you want.
The panel will present differing viewpoints and arguments for those viewpoints. They too will ask Charlie-G questions. You too can ask the panelists questions.
The panel will present an array of viewpoints, including Republican, Democrat and Independent. The panel has half its roots in Jasper and Dubois County history because two are past or present Jasper residents. The panelists are:
• Scott Newton, retired lawyer and son of Jasper’s first Republican mayor, Jack Newton.
• Dr. Richard Moss, physician, surgeon, columnist, nationally known author and former Republican congressional candidate.
• Russ Sipes, Indianapolis lawyer and former head of Common Cause/Indiana.
• Greg “Jack” Haught, Columbus, Ohio lawyer, former assistant attorney general, and head of the bipartisan Ohio Election Board.
Whether you view impeachment is a witch hunt, long overdue, or you don’t know what you think, you should attend. This is a democratic learning experience about the law, the Constitution, and participatory democratic debate—small “d.”
Leave your comfort zone. Attend. Learn. Participate. You can’t see much of the sky looking up from the bottom of a national news silo.
Chairman, Dubois County Democratic Party
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