February 19, Noon to 1 p.m.

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

What is the Chief Justice’s Role in Impeachment?

Robins Family Forum at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Presented by John Marshall Federal Courts Program

Sponsored by Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Tickets $10

Free to members of Virginia Museum of History & Culture

and John Marshall Foundation

Article I, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution stipulates that the chief justice shall preside over the Senate trial of an impeached president of the United States. Only three chief justices have presided over presidential impeachment trials: Salmon P. Chase (1868 trial of Andrew Johnson), William Rehnquist (1999 trial of Bill Clinton), and John Roberts (2020 trial of Donald Trump). Johnson, Clinton, and now Trump were all acquitted. But the process leaves lingering questions: What is the Chief Justice’s role in impeachment? What does it mean to serve as the trial’s presiding officer? Hear from the experts and ask a few questions of your own.

Welcome and introduction by W. Taylor Reveley III, President Emeritus of the College of William & Mary, featuring Michael Gerhardt, University of North Carolina Law Professor and author of Impeachment: What Everyone Should Know, who recently testified in President Trump’s impeachment trial, and  Henry L. Chambers, the University of Richmond Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law.

Presented by the John Marshall Federal Courts Program, a partnership of William & Mary Law School, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, and the John Marshall Foundation. Sponsored by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

Purchase Tickets

Box lunches are available for purchase after the lecture. To reserve yours, please email Kathryn Selden, John Marshall Foundation at kathrynselden@johnmarshallfoundation.org.

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Partners

The John Marshall Foundation thanks our programming partners for ongoing collaboration in support of the preservation and advancement of John Marshall’s legacy.

American Civil War Museum

Center for Civic Education

Historic Richmond Foundation

Marshall University

National Constitution Center

Preservation Virginia

Preservation Virginia’s John Marshall House

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

University of Richmond Law School

US Supreme Court Historical Society