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Presidential Succession, Constitution, Presidential Inability, Vice Presidential Succession

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American Bar Association Journal

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This Article argues for a constitutional amendment to resolve the gaps and ambiguities in the Constitution’s original provisions for presidential inability and succession. It outlines the problems and notes presidential inabilities in the past. The Article endorses the consensus proposal for a constitutional amendment worked out by the panel of experts convened by the American Bar Association in January 1964 and later adopted by the ABA House of Delegates as the proposal of the Association.

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