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The VP does not preside because in the presidential line of succession if the President was removed, the VP would fill the role as president, meaning that the VP has enough motive to see the President removed from office.

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He has nothing to do with the impeachment trials.

It is the House and then the Senate with the Chief Justice as the judge.

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Who presides over any impeachment trail of the president of the United States?

The vice-president of the US normally presides over the senate, including impeachment trials. In the special case that the president is impeached, the Chief Justice of the US presides over the trial.


What is the US Supreme Court Chief Justice's role in the impeachment case of the President?

U.S. Const., Art. I, Sec. 3, Cl. 6:"The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present."From Rules and Manual of the Senate; revised pursuant to S. Res. 479, 99-2, Aug. 16, 1986:"II. When the managers of an impeachment shall be introduced at the bar of the Senate and shall signify that they are ready to exhibit articles of impeachment against any person, the Presiding Officer of the Senate shall direct the Sergeant at Arms to make proclamation, who shall, after making proclamation, repeat the following words, viz: ''All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against --- ---''; after which the articles shall be exhibited, and then the Presiding Officer of the Senate shall inform the managers that the Senate will take proper order on the subject of the impeachment, of which due notice shall be given to the House of Representatives.""IV. When the President of the United States or the Vice President of the United States, upon whom the powers and duties of the Office of President shall have devolved, shall be impeached, the Chief Justice of the United States shall preside; and in a case requiring the said Chief Justice to preside notice shall be given to him by the Presiding Officer of the Senate of the time and place fixed for the consideration of the articles of impeachment, as aforesaid, with a request to attend; and the said Chief Justice shall be administered the oath by the Presiding Officer of the Senate and shall preside over the Senate during the consideration of said articles and upon the trial of the person impeached therein."Thus, the Presiding Officer of the Senate presides over Impeachment Trials of all Officers other than the President or the Vice President as Acting President.(These are examples of rules promulgated under the Constitution).


What role does the supreme court play in impeachment trials?

The Supreme Court plays no role in impeachment trials. However, in the impeachment trial of the President of the United States, the Chief Justice of the United States serves as presiding officer of the Senate since it would be a conflict of interest to have the vice president presiding over a trial at which he would become President if the current President were to be found guilty.


Under what circumstances does the Senate choose the vice president?

AnswerIf there is a voting tie for the office of the Vice President, the Senate is empowered to choose the Vice President.


Who approves impeachment?

Under the US Constitution, the House of Representatives approves impeachment by voting to bring specific charges against the President or any other federal officeholder. Once the impeachment is approved by the House, the Senate hears the charges and votes on whether the charges are proved or not. Although the term "impeachment" has been mistakenly understood to mean complete removal from office, impeachment is actually just the formal charging by the House not the ultimate trial on the charges. State impeachment processes are generally similar, but there may be differences depending how their individual constitutions and laws are written.

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Who presides over any impeachment trail of the president of the United States?

The vice-president of the US normally presides over the senate, including impeachment trials. In the special case that the president is impeached, the Chief Justice of the US presides over the trial.


Can the Senate ban the vice president from the chambers?

Certainly not under ordinary circumstances. Possiblly if he is the subject of an impeachment trial . loses his self-control and is disruptive, he could forced to leave.


What is the vice president's only responsiblity under the constitution?

To preside over the Senate.


Can the president be thrown out of office without impeaching him?

No. The impeachment process is the only lawful way to remove a president from office. Of course, he could voluntarily resign under the threat of impeachment as did Richard Nixon.


The impeachment process of a federal judge only comes through the Pentagon?

No. The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment under the Constitution.


Two circumstances under which the president can be removed before his term is over?

There are four ways a Presidential vacancy may occur: 1. Death 2. Resignation 3. Impeachment 4. Incapacitation The President may be impeached for "high crimes and misdemeanors". The House of Representatives must vote for impeachment, and the US Senate then conducts a trial to determine the outcome. Two Presidents William Clinton and Andrew Johnson) have been impeached by the House of Representatives, and in both cases the Senate acquitted, so neither were removed from office. Richard Nixon resigned under the threat of an impending impeachment, but he the House did not vote on impeachment since he resigned first. The 25th Amendment allows for a majority of the Cabinet and Vice President to declare the President incapable of fulfilling the duties of the office by notifying both houses of Congress. The Vice President becomes the acting President.


What is the US Supreme Court Chief Justice's role in the impeachment case of the President?

U.S. Const., Art. I, Sec. 3, Cl. 6:"The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present."From Rules and Manual of the Senate; revised pursuant to S. Res. 479, 99-2, Aug. 16, 1986:"II. When the managers of an impeachment shall be introduced at the bar of the Senate and shall signify that they are ready to exhibit articles of impeachment against any person, the Presiding Officer of the Senate shall direct the Sergeant at Arms to make proclamation, who shall, after making proclamation, repeat the following words, viz: ''All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against --- ---''; after which the articles shall be exhibited, and then the Presiding Officer of the Senate shall inform the managers that the Senate will take proper order on the subject of the impeachment, of which due notice shall be given to the House of Representatives.""IV. When the President of the United States or the Vice President of the United States, upon whom the powers and duties of the Office of President shall have devolved, shall be impeached, the Chief Justice of the United States shall preside; and in a case requiring the said Chief Justice to preside notice shall be given to him by the Presiding Officer of the Senate of the time and place fixed for the consideration of the articles of impeachment, as aforesaid, with a request to attend; and the said Chief Justice shall be administered the oath by the Presiding Officer of the Senate and shall preside over the Senate during the consideration of said articles and upon the trial of the person impeached therein."Thus, the Presiding Officer of the Senate presides over Impeachment Trials of all Officers other than the President or the Vice President as Acting President.(These are examples of rules promulgated under the Constitution).


Who runs meetings of the senate when there is an impeachment trail of the president?

Under current Senate rules, the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court presides over any impeachment trials.


What president announced in his inauguration speech that under no circumstances will you consent to a second term?

President Gerald Ford /


What role does the supreme court play in impeachment trials?

The Supreme Court plays no role in impeachment trials. However, in the impeachment trial of the President of the United States, the Chief Justice of the United States serves as presiding officer of the Senate since it would be a conflict of interest to have the vice president presiding over a trial at which he would become President if the current President were to be found guilty.


Where is it in the Constitution that a president can do what he pleases in a time of war?

It is not there, while the president enjoys a great latitude in what he does during a time of war; he is still accountable under the constitution (through impeachment).


Does the president have the ability to grant pardons and reprive under any circumstances?

Yes