Executive Power

Document: CRS Report on 25th Amendment

By Matthew Kahn
Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:04 PM

On Monday, the Congressional Research Service published the following report on the 25th Amendment and the many controversies around its treatment of presidential disability. In analyzing the provisions of the 25th Amendment and perspectives on its appropriate use, the document draws heavily on the expert scholarship of John Feerick, who was a central figure in the drafting of the amendment and who joined me on the Lawfare Podcast earlier this year. It also features an informative sampling of the history of presidential inability as far back as the Garfield administration.