Why do we wait roughly eleven weeks between our presidential election on the first Tuesday of November and Inauguration Day on January 20 to switch from the outgoing occupant of the White House to the newcomer?
Category: Constitutional Crisis
What Can Presidents Do If (They Claim) There’s an Emergency?
Fault Lines in the Constitution deals with two possible national emergencies—a foreign war and a pandemic. The situations can become even worse because of problems in our Constitution.
What’s This 25th Amendment I Keep Hearing About?
We’d like to recap the 25th Amendment here to explain how it works—and why it very likely doesn’t.
Guest Post: On Pardons
The final Blog-a-Fault-Line contest winner! High Schooler Gabriel Quiroga discusses presidential pardons.
Guest Post: Not a Constitutional Crisis!
The second of the Blog-a-Fault-Line contest winners! High Schooler Alexander Kosyakov discusses constitutional crisis.
What is a Constitutional Crisis, Anyway? And, How Will We Know if We’re in One?
You might not have noticed but there’s been a lot of talk—and disagreement—in the media about whether or not our country is having a constitutional crisis.