Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 November 2013

224 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823252008

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New edition

The Twenty-Fifth Amendment

Its Complete History and Application

Third Edition

John D. Feerick

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This is the definitive work on the 25th amendment, the far-reaching implications of which are still debated to this day.
  • Publishes for the first time transcripts from the Fordham Law Review's 2010 Presidential Succession Clinic, with contributions from: Senator Birch Bayh (the architect of the 25th Amendment), Benton Becker (legal counsel to Gerald Ford during his confirmation as vice president), Fred F. Fielding (counsel to Nixon, Reagan, and G. W. Bush), and other key legal scholars. The introduction is written by Joel K. Goldstein, the greatest living authority on the Vice Presidency.
  • Additionally, facsimiles of documents such as Lyndon Johnson's letter of agreement with House Speaker John W. McCormack, and Gerald Ford's official schedule on the day he took the oath of office are now made available in this volume.
  • Updates the 1992 edition with studies of the amendment's uses by Presidents Clinton and G. W. Bush, the changing public perception of presidential disability, and the latest in legal scholarship on presidential and vice presidential succession.