The Adequacy of the Presidential Succession System in the 21st Century: Filling the Gaps and Clarifying the Ambiguities in Constitutional and Extraconstitutional Arrangements
Dates: Friday, April 16, 9:30am–5:00pm | Saturday, April 17, 9:30am–1:00 pm
The Fordham Law Review is bringing together a remarkable group of scholars and practitioners to assess our system of presidential succession. This symposium will elucidate gaps and ambiguities in the Twenty-Fifth Amendment and our current system of succession, situating these issues in a broader context through analysis of constitutional interpretation, the Electoral College, presidential administration, and transparency in government.
The symposium will be divided into three panel discussions: Interpreting Ambiguities in Current Constitutional Arrangements; Gaps in the Electoral, Transition & Confirmation Processes; and Adequacy of Current Succession Law in Light of the Constitution and Policy Considerations. Each panel will be followed by open, moderated discussions among the authors and invited commentators.
Birch Bayh, former Senator of Indiana and father of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, and Professor Joel Goldstein of St. Louis University of Law join Dean John Feerick and the Fordham Law Review in hosting this event.
This symposium collection will be published in the December 2010 issue of the Fordham Law Review.
This event is free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
9:30 – 10:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:45 Introductory Remarks,
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:45 Keynote Speaker,
2:45 – 4:30 Panel & Response: Adequacy of Current Succession Law in Light of the Constitution and Policy Considerations
4:30 – 4:45 Day 1 Closing Remarks
4:45 – 5:15 Day 1 Closing Reception
9:30 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 11:45 Panel & Response: Gaps in Electoral, Transition & Confirmation Processes
11:45 – 12:30 Closing Remarks
12:30 – 1:00 Day 2 Closing Refreshments