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American Revolution and Founding Era, 1765-1800: Constitution Cafe
Energized by the initial optimism surrounding Obama's presidency and, conversely, the fierce partisanship in Congress, Christopher Phillips has set out to engage Americans in discussions surrounding our must fundamental rights and freedoms, with some help from Thomas Jefferson.
Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders' Constitution
Begin your assessment of The President Succession Plan with a review of the Founders' Constitution. Go to Volume 3: The Constitution (Part 2) and review the documents listed under Article 2, Section 1, Clause 6.
The Committees on the Judiciary and Rules and Administration also vetted proposals to to alter The President Succession Act, including the AEI proposal.
Read Howard M. Wasserman's testimony (p. 14-15) and review his submitted statement. Again, do a keyword search through the record to review the questions put to Mr. Amar and Mr. Wasserman by the Senators and how these scholars responded.
Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society, and he has been cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in more than three dozen cases.
Professor Wasserman teaches civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, civil rights, and First Amendment; he writes about the freedom of speech, the role of procedure and jurisdiction in public-law and civil-rights litigation, and recently on baseball’s Infield Fly Rule.