Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, visited Elon Thursday to deliver the Elon Law Distinguished Leadership Lecture.
As part of his visit to Elon University and the Elon University School of Law on Thursday, former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara sat down to offer his insights into the impeachment inquiry now under way.
Bharara, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, has been frequently called upon by the media to offer insights into the legal issues surrounding the impeachment inquiry now being undertaken by the U.S. House. Bharara visited Elon to deliver the Elon Law Distinguished Leadership Lecture presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation with additional support for the Elon University Speaker Series from The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer and The Herald-Sun.
During the interview, Bharara offered insights into what observers can expect from the process as the impeachment inquiry progresses, and how long it might take to see some formal action by the U.S. House. Bharara also talked about the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court would need to weigh in during the impeachment inquiry, and whether the high-profile investigation may convince more people to pursue careers in law.
Bharara’s responses are below:
What should people watch for in the impeachment inquiry as the process unfolds?
What sort of timeframe do you anticipate for any formal action by the House? Weeks, months?
Do you anticipate the U.S. Supreme Court will need to decide questions about the access the House has to information and testimony?
Do you expect these events will inspire a wave of interest in law school, similar to the surge in interest following the Watergate scandal?