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Unable - The Law, Politics, and Limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment by Kalt, Brian C (24th October 2019)

Introduction

From: Unable: The Law, Politics, and Limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment

Brian C. Kalt

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 April 2020

The introduction introduces four important themes that will be developed throughout the book. First, Section 4 is useful only in certain narrow circumstances. Second, tempting though it might be to use, Section 4 would not work well in other circumstances. Third, Section 4 is not a substitute for impeachment, nor an end run around it. Fourth, when Section 4 is invoked and the President responds that he is not disabled, he does not retake power immediately. There is a process for his regaining power, but it is certainly not instantaneous or unilateral.

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