Part I How Section 4 Works, 1 Section 4 Basics
Brian C. Kalt
The text of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment is dense and requires careful unpacking. Section 4 allows a president to be displaced from power if the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet declare that he is unable to discharge his powers and duties. The text then provides for the President to return to power. If the Vice President and Cabinet oppose his attempt, Congress is empowered to resolve any disputes. All of this is subject to specific procedural requirements and time limits. This chapter presents all of these details in both bullet-point form and with a comprehensive flowchart.