ISPS Event on the 25th Amendment as a Mechanism for Removing a U.S. President
Publication dateJanuary 14, 2021
On January 12, 2021 nearly 400 people attended a virtual ISPS panel event, “The 25th Amendment: A Constitutional Mechanism for Removing the American President,” co-hosted by the Center for the Study of American Politics.
The event featured three panelists: Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale; John Feerick, the Norris Professor and former Dean of the Fordham University School of Law, who helped to draft the 25th Amendment to the Constitution; and David Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Yale. Alan Gerber, the Charles C. & Dorothy S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, Director of ISPS, and the Dean of the FAS Social Science Division at Yale, moderated the discussion.
For a summary of the event, please see this blog post by ISPS John Dearborn, Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer at Yale University. Mike Cummings writes on the ISPS 25th Amendment event in Yale News. A link to the video recording of the event will be provided soon.
Panelists recommended these readings:
- The Constitution of the United States
- Feerick, The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications, Third Edition. 2013. Fordham University Press.
- Amar, America’s Constitution: A Biography. 2006. Penguin Random House.
- Feerick, Dedication to Senator Birch E. Bayh. 2017. Fordham Law Review.
- Mayhew, Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don’t Kill the U.S. Constitutional System. 2013. Princeton University Press.
- Stay tuned for conversations about the U.S. Constitution here: https://akhilamar.com/