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An alternative to impeachment? Not likely

An alternative to impeachment? Not likely

Amid the growing cries for the removal of President Donald Trump, a University of Chicago Law School professor has come up with a new scheme beyond impeachment. It proposes a new process of recall, but not (as some states do with their governors) directly by the voters. It's an interesting but ultimately very bad idea.

Its architect, Prof. Eric Posner, proposes enlarging the 25th Amendment, which now empowers a majority of the cabinet and the vice president to remove the president principally on grounds of mental or physical illness.

Under Mr. Posner's scheme, a bipartisan Presidential Oversight Council would be created that would evaluate the Oval Office occupant's...