I think the article by Akhil Reed Amar on the impeachment issues (“A Glossary Without the Gloss”) does a grave disservice to the public by not delving into why the framers of the Constitution chose certain words over others.

Further, the author’s reference to the Constitution is vague at best. Did Mr. Amar see the House managers presentation in regards to the high crimes and misdemeanors aspect of the trial? By delving into the debate behind the words, we were able to understand what the framers actually meant. Something you cannot accomplish by reading his article.