Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor at Harvard Law School. His new book, The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President, will be published in October. (September 2017)


What Are Impeachable Offenses?

Donald Trump

The Case for Impeachment

by Allan J. Lichtman

Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide

by Cass R. Sunstein
Because it has been used so rarely, and because it is a power entrusted to Congress, not the courts, impeachment as a legal process is poorly understood. There are no judicial opinions that create precedents for how and when to proceed with it. Past cases are subject to competing and often contradictory interpretations. Some might even be tempted to argue that because impeachment is ultimately political, it cannot be considered in legal terms at all. That extreme view cannot be right. Impeachment must be a legal procedure because it derives from specific constitutional directives.

Could FDR Have Done More to Save the Jews?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Henry Morgenthau Jr., his treasury secretary, February 9, 1934. Morgenthau was the only Jewish member of Roosevelt’s cabinet, and convinced him to form the War Refugee Board in early 1944.

FDR and the Jews

by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith

by Rafael Medoff
Twenty-odd years ago, I went to the office of the immensely distinguished Harvard historian Bernard Bailyn to ask about objectivity in historical writing. Tolerating my sophomoric questions (in my defense, I was in fact a sophomore), the great man explained that historiography had three phases: heroic history, in which individuals …