law, presidential succession


This Report outlines the recommendations of Fordham Law's first Presidential Succession Clinic, whose nine students conducted their work during the 2010-2011 academic year under the guidance of Dean John D. Feerick and Adjunct Professors Dora Galacatos and Nicole A. Gordon. Their recommendations for resolving the gaps and weaknesses in the presidential succession system include: (1) statutes and executive branch actions to account for the absence of procedures for declaring the Vice President unable; (2) removing legislators from the line of succession and resolving ambiguities regarding the line of the succession; and (3) reforms for addressing the death or resignation of a presidential candidate.

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