This engrossing volume is both a richly detailed case study of the American checksandbalances system and an eyewitness account of unprecedented events. It will appeal to anyone interested in the stunning, true tale of a state upholding the maxim "The welfare of the people is the supreme law."
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"A Just Cause gives the reader an insider's view of the most dramatic event in Illinois politics in recent memory. The author takes advantage of remarkable access to all of the key figures in the process to present a detailed and compelling account of the why and how of the impeachment of the elected chief executive of the State of Illinois. As both a lesson in ultimate exercise of power within the structure of the American political system and a gripping story of real politics, this is a fascinating and important book."--Kent Redfield, University of Illinois Springfield.
"Sieracki was in a good position to give us what journalists call a "tick tock" account of how the story unfolds. He worked as an Illinois lobbyist for 40 years, he knows the players and the nooks and crannies of the state's politics. His access to the staffers, legislators, and political players in the state meant he is able to give us a good account of how the process unfolded, even if his descriptions of old associates are sometimes a tad flowery."--David Yespen, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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