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Constitutional cliffhangers : a legal guide for presidents and their enemies

Author: Brian C Kalt
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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"The United States Constitution contains some potentially fatal weaknesses surrounding presidential selection, replacement, or punishment that could lead to constitutional controversies. In this compelling and fascinating book, Brian C. Kalt envisions six such controversies, ranging from the criminal prosecution of a sitting president, to a two-term president's attempt to stay in power, to the ousting of an  Read more...
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Kalt, Brian C., 1972-
Constitutional cliffhangers.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011022723
(OCoLC)711045615
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian C Kalt
ISBN: 9780300178012 0300178018
OCLC Number: 842262440
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
Contents: Prosecuting a president --
The presidential self-pardon controversy --
Removing a "disabled" president --
The line of succession controversy --
Impeaching an ex-president --
The third-term controversy --
Getting out of trouble.
Responsibility: Brian C. Kalt.

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