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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This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized for being vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making possible swift and orderly successions to the presidency and vice presidency upon the occurence of some of the most extraordinary events in American history. Its vice

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This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized for being vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making possible swift and orderly successions to the presidency and vice presidency upon the occurence of some of the most extraordinary events in American history. Its vice presidential selection feature has been recommended as the best method for selecting all Vice Presidents. The repeal of that feature and the abolition of the vice presidency have also been suggested. Moreover, throughout the Watergate crisis the Amendment was alluded to as affording a means by which a President could transfer Presidential power during an impeachment proceeding, and it was suggested as authorizing a Vice President and Cabinetto suspend, so to speak, a President during the period of impeachment trial before the Senate. Judging by all the attention the Amendment has received and by the number of presidential and vice presidential vacancies and illness which have occurred in our history, one can expect that the Twenty-Fifth Amendment will receive frequent application in the future of our country.

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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)

Product Details

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)

Meet the Author

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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