The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications, Third Edition by John D. FeerickThe Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications, Third Edition by John D. Feerick

The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications, Third Edition

byJohn D. Feerick

Paperback | December 16, 2013

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Undisputed as the most important synthetic work on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, this revised edition provides the latest in legal thought regarding presidential succession.This new edition of The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications updates John Feerick's landmark study with the Amendment's uses in the past twenty years and how those uses (along with new legal scholarship) have changed the Amendment and perceptions of presidential disabilityin general. In its formulation, the Twenty-fifth Amendment was criticized as vague and undemocratic, but it has made possible swift and orderly successions to the highest offices in the U.S. government during some of the most extraordinary events in American history. The extent of its authority has been tested over the years: During the Watergate crisis, it was proposed that the Amendment might afford a means by which a president could transfer presidential power during an impeachment proceeding, and it was also suggested that the Amendment could authorize avice president and cabinet to suspend a president during a Senate impeachment trial. Where once presidential disability was stigmatized, today a president under general anesthesia cedes presidential authority for the length of the procedure with little controversy. The Twenty-fifth Amendment isevolving rapidly, and this book is an invaluable guide for legal scholars, government decision makers, historians, political scientists, teachers, and students studying the nation's highest offices.
John D. Feerick is Professor and former Dean of Fordham Law School. In 1964 he was a member of the American Bar Association Conference on Presidential Inability and Vice Presidenial Vacancy, the recommendations of which helped shape the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He served from 1987 to 1990 as Chairman of the New ...
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Title:The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications, Third EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.03 inPublished:December 16, 2013Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823252019

ISBN - 13:9780823252015

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"Feerick, author of this book, has been an active participant observer of the process of providing for presidential disability, presidential succession, and vice-presidential replacement. This work remains the definitive account of the adoption and implementation of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment."