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Twenty Fifth Amendment

Continuity of Government 50 Years after S.J. Res. 139

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Fifty years ago, on September 28 and 29, 1964, the Senate unanimously approved S.J. Res. 139, the outline for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which provided procedures to fill a vice-presidential vacancy and to declare a presidential inability.

Constitutional Coup Averted In Illinois

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Illinois Supreme Court has just rejected what was in essence a coup attempt by the state Attorney General, which would have installed the Lt. Governor in Blagojevich's place.