Conference report

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Despite direct work between Bayh and Celler and drafts of language by legal experts, it took the mediation of Lewis Powell of the American Bar Association with Celler to arrive at the final formulation of S. J. Res. 1 on June 10. On June 30, 1965, it was approved by both House and Senate, and within eight months was ratified by the requisite three-quarters of state legislatures to become the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. In 1973 it would undergo its true test, when a vice president would resign in disgrace, and under threat of impeachment a president would also resign. The 25th Amendment passed that test with flying colors.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. "Conference report." Birch Bayh Senatorial Papers, Modern Political Papers, Indiana University Libraries. Accessed 27 May 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/75.

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Conference report

Subject

Constitutional amendments.
Presidents -- Succession -- United States.

Description

Despite direct work between Bayh and Celler and drafts of language by legal experts, it took the mediation of Lewis Powell of the American Bar Association with Celler to arrive at the final formulation of S. J. Res. 1 on June 10. On June 30, 1965, it was approved by both House and Senate, and within eight months was ratified by the requisite three-quarters of state legislatures to become the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. In 1973 it would undergo its true test, when a vice president would resign in disgrace, and under threat of impeachment a president would also resign. The 25th Amendment passed that test with flying colors.

Creator

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary.

Source

Birch Bayh Senatorial Papers, Modern Political Papers, Indiana University Libraries

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965

Contributor

Modern Political Papers, Indiana University Libraries

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English

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