OSHR 3191 - Presidential Impeachment and the 25th Amendment (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The Framers of the Constitution provided for the removal of the president, vice president, and all civil officers of the United States if found to have engaged in "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."

This process has only run its course a few times in our history. Modern-day circumstances led to the adoption of the 25th Amendment, providing procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation. This lecture will discuss the origins of the impeachment clause, the 25th Amendment, and their uses in the U.S.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Jim Couch

Jim Couch earned a Ph.D. in psychology and was a faculty member and administrator at James Madison University for 29 years after which he entered law school and practiced law for 10 years. As a psychologist and attorney, he has had a long-time love affair with constitutional law.