Failure to Act and the Separation of Powers—The Vice Presidency and the Need to Surmount Divided Power in Pursuit of a Workable Government

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Failure to Act and the Separation of Powers—The Vice Presidency and the Need to Surmount Divided Power in Pursuit of a Workable Government

Symposium article by: Douglas W. Kmiec 44 PEPP. L. REV. 477 (2017) Is the Vice President an executive officer, a legislative officer, or both?  This query has existed since the time of the founding.  The question poses more difficulty than...

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The Vice Presidency in Five (Sometimes) Easy Pieces

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on The Vice Presidency in Five (Sometimes) Easy Pieces

Symposium article by: Vikram David Amar 44 PEPP. L. REV. 623 (2017) The public perception of the Vice President is that of an individual with little actual authority, but who has the potential to be thrust into the most powerful...

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Oh, VPOTUS, Where Art Thou? The Constitutional Situs of the Vice Presidency as Surveyed by a Former Vice Presidential Lawyer

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Oh, VPOTUS, Where Art Thou? The Constitutional Situs of the Vice Presidency as Surveyed by a Former Vice Presidential Lawyer

Symposium article by: Shannen W. Coffin 44 PEPP. L. REV. 583 (2017) A dispute between a federal oversight authority and the Office of the Vice President (OVP) prompted an unprecedented public discussion regarding the proper location and role of...

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The Vice Presidency in the Twenty-First Century

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on The Vice Presidency in the Twenty-First Century

Symposium article by:  Jody C. Baumgartner 44 PEPP. L. REV. 561 (2017) The vice presidency has undergone almost revolutionary change since its inception 227 years ago.  Conceived as a convenient solution to a problem created by the Electoral College,...

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The Vice President—More than an Afterthought?

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on The Vice President—More than an Afterthought?

Symposium round-table discussion transcript featuring:  Richard B. Cheney, Edwin Meese III, & Douglas W. Kmiec 44 PEPP. L. REV. 535 (2017) A round-table discussion among former U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Caruso Family Professor of Law and retired U.S....

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A Constitutional Afterthought: The Origins of the Vice Presidency, 1787 to 1804

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on A Constitutional Afterthought: The Origins of the Vice Presidency, 1787 to 1804

Symposium article by: Edward J. Larson 44 PEPP. L. REV. 515 (2017) At the origins of the office, even though the Vice President was, as its first occupant John Adams declared, “only one breath” away from the presidency, the...

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