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Ousting An Elected Official A First Since City Created Ethics Commission

Publication Date: 
September 26, 2007
Source: 
San Franciso Chronicle
Author: 
John Wildermuth

Professor Robert Weisberg is quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about the efforts to oust San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew:

But, like the impeachment proceedings against then-President Bill Clinton in 1998-99, the removal hearing is more a political matter than a legal one, said Bob Weisberg, a Stanford University law professor. That means some of the due process rules that govern criminal trials may not apply.

"It may look a lot like a trial, but it's not," Weisberg said.