The issue of whether the states or the national government would have more power pervaded almost all of the Framers’ debates. And more than 230 years later, these issues remain.
Since information about the coronavirus’s effect is incomplete, some of these containment measures could turn out to be pointless or even harmful. This is where the US Constitution comes in.
In December 2019, the House of Representative’s Committee on the Judiciary held hearings on the possible impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The committee members
Even before the Framers had decided how many presidents the country should have or how long he would serve or what powers he should have, they debated how to get rid of one if he misbehaved.
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.
We’d like to recap the 25th Amendment here to explain how it works—and why it very likely doesn’t.