The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

by John Feerick
     
 

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In 1973 and 1974 the resignations of the elected Vice President and President of the United States challenged the continuance of democratic government of this country. For the first time the succession mechanisms of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment were employed to select two Vice Presidents, one of whom succeeded to the presidency. The Amendment played a decisive role in…  See more details below

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In 1973 and 1974 the resignations of the elected Vice President and President of the United States challenged the continuance of democratic government of this country. For the first time the succession mechanisms of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment were employed to select two Vice Presidents, one of whom succeeded to the presidency. The Amendment played a decisive role in assuring continuity of government and restoring the public's confidence in its political system.

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A slightly revised version of the 1976 edition with a new introduction (20 pp.) and some updating of the appendices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780823213733
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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John D. Feerick is Dean of the School of Law, Fordham University. In 1963 he was a member of the American Bar Association Conference on Presidential Inability and Vice Presidenial Vacancy, the recommendations which resulted in the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. John D. Feerick recently (1987-1990) served as Chairman of the New York State Commission on Government Integrity, the collected reports of which were published by Fordham University Press (1991) title Government Ethics Reform in the 1990's.

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