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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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