Twenty-Fifth Amendment; presidential succession; vice presidential succession; presidential inability; vice presidential inability


In this Article, John D. Feerick describes his work on issues relating to presidential succession and disability—spanning from just after his graduation from Fordham Law School in 1961 to the present. The Article explains how he came to write a 1963 Fordham Law Review article on the subject that became a key source for the framers of the amendment; recounts his work in assisting lawmakers in drafting the amendment; recalls his leadership in the American Bar Association’s nationwide campaign for the amendment’s ratification; and gives an overview of his work related to the amendment following it ratification.


Law; Constitutional Law; Law and Politics; Legal Biography; Legal History; President/Executive Department; Legislation