The 25th Amendment, Section Four Explained w/ Brian C. Kalt

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The Constitution contains two possible forms of presidential removal outside of election, one is the much-discussed impeachment process. The other is the 25th Amendment’s fourth section. We discuss 25 Section 4 with Professor Brian C. Kalt, Professor of Law & Harold Norris Faculty Scholar at Michigan State University, including how the amendment works, its uses and its common misunderstanding by the public and Hollywood writers.

  • How Section Four Works
  • The West Wing, Homeland, and other TV Shows: Professor Kalt weighs in on how the writers handled it.
  • Why the odds are stacked with a President in a battle over the 25th
  • Some lingering legal questions and debates.
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