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Presidential Succession, Vice Presidential Succession, Presidential Inability, Vice Presidential Inability, Constitution

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American Bar Association Journal

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In 1965, Congress submitted to the states a constitutional amendment to remedy a glaring flaw in the Constitution: the absence of comprehensive procedures for presidential succession and inability and vice-presidential vacancy. This Article, written shortly after Congress proposed the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, sets forth the text of the proposed amendment and explains the thinking of it sponsors.

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