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Unable : the law, politics, and limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment

Author: Brian C Kalt
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the election of President Donald Trump, the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution - covering presidential incapacity - has been a frequent topic of public discussion. But few understand how this amendment really works. Unable : The Law, Politics, and Limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment explains, in Part I, the basics of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, especially Section 4, correcting common  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian C Kalt
ISBN: 9780190083199 0190083190 9780190083229 0190083220 9780190083205 0190083204 9780190083212 0190083212
OCLC Number: 1099543411
Description: viii, 213 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. How Section 4 works --
Section 4 basics --
Correcting a few misconceptions --
Trickier questions --
II. History : fact and fiction --
Presidential disability before Section 4 --
Section 4 : creation, evolution, and approval --
Presidential inability since 1967 --
Section 4 in fiction --
III. Section 4 in "practice" --
Section 4's simple core --
Tough calls --
The four-day wait --
Other questions --
Don't just sit there, do something! --
IV. Section 4 in theory --
Section 4 and constitutional law --
Improving Section 4.
Responsibility: Brian C. Kalt.

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Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution addresses presidential incapacity. It is an important but widely misunderstood provision, and it has never been used. This book gives  Read more...

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