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To End A Presidency

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What would it mean to impeach President Trump? Constitutional lawyer Joshua Matz says impeachment is democracy's ultimate weapon. He joins us to explain how impeachment works, when it should be used, and the perils of seeking to end a presidency.

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There’s a lot of chatter these days about impeaching President Trump for a long list of alleged misconduct. But what would it mean to use democracy’s ultimate weapon against him? Constitutional lawyer Joshua Matz says impeachment was intended as a last resort for removing a would-be tyrant, not as a silver bullet for advancing partisan agendas or fixing a broken political system. He joins us Monday to explain how impeachment works, when it should be used, and the perils of seeking to end a presidency.

Joshua Matz is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a constitutional lawyer, and the publisher of the blog Take Care, which provides legal analysis of the Trump presidency. Along with Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe, he's the co-author of the book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.