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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)

Part II History: Fact and Fiction, 7 Section 4 in Fiction

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: 08 April 2020

Section 4 is an irresistible subject for movies, novels, and television. This chapter examines Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment though its portrayal in movies, novels, and television shows. Although many get the details right, others, whether through misunderstanding or unchecked creative license, get it wrong. This chapter analyses and evaluates the uses (and misuses) of Section 4 in the following:

Movies: Dave, The Enemy Within, Air Force One, and White House Down

Books: The President’s Plane Is Missing, Full Disclosure, The Negotiator, The Fourth K, and Father’s Day

TV: The West Wing, 24, The Event, Scandal, House of Cards, Madam Secretary, Homeland, and Designated Survivor

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