Impeachment: Not Just For Presidents

It would be perfect for Gonzales, says law professor
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales speaks during a discussion on Project Safe Childhood Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)    (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Impeachment isn't just for presidents—it would suit Alberto Gonzales just fine, says law professor Peter Shane, and it would be an excellent way to restore constitutional checks and balances. The grounds for impeachment go beyond the questionable dismissal of U.S. attorneys, he writes. 

Gonzales has consistently backed the President's attempt to secure executive powers that many believe are unconstitutional. Has the Bush administration subverted the rule of law? Impeaching Gonzales would allow Congress to settle the question without impeaching the President himself.