Michael Gerhardt is the Burton Craig Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina Law School. He is the author of seven books, including The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy, which the Financial Times named as one of the best non-fiction books of 2013, and over 100 articles on constitutional law. He has testified more than 20 times before the House or Senate, has been special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the confirmation proceedings for seven of the nine sitting justices of the Supreme Court, and served as special counsel to the Presiding Officer in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial in the Senate.