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Results for "22nd-amendment"
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the vice president of the United States. The 22nd Amendment limited office holders to two terms as president. Regarding the natural born citizen thing the 14th amendment leaves little room for … thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States." These requirements have been modified twice. Under the 12th Amendment, the same three qualifications were applied to …
answered Jul 18 by Denis de Bernardy
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, weaseling around the 22nd Amendment and being able to stay in office indefinitely by keeping up the emergency state. Is it (under current law) actually possible for the US president to stay in office longer than the usual two terms of four years or even forever, by using some legal tricks? …
asked Jun 24 by Takiro
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includes some description of the scope of the Executive branch). The only specific proscription on the activities of former presidents seems to be the 22nd Amendment which states that No person shall be …
answered Sep 14 '16 by origimbo
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Presidency past 2016. In a discussion with Rush Limbaugh, Ben Carson stated that the 22nd amendment makes that impossible. But if we look at the wording of the 22nd amendment we can see that it says … popular and electoral vote, for a third time. This amendment also does not say anything about the length of the terms a President can be in office. Thus it seems that the 22nd amendment alone would not …
asked Jul 23 '16 by user100487
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This is one of the cases that the framers of the 22nd Amendment to the US constitution (the law in question) had already considered: ... no person who has held the office of President, or acted …
answered Jul 22 '16 by origimbo
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The Constitution sets a presidential term at 4 years, and the 22nd amendment pretty firmly sets a two-term maximum: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and … President more than once... Since this was a Constitutional amendment, there is no legal way to extend a presidential term after 8 years (or technically 10 if you were a VP-turned-Pres mid-term) without …
answered Jun 24 by Bobson
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The 22nd amendment is the only law preventing him from running for a third term. In theory, they could amend the constitution to allow him to run for a third term. There are a couple problems … . Note that passage to ratification took almost four years for the 22nd amendment. Obama supporters do not currently control the state legislatures of enough states. Nor enough votes in Congress …
answered Feb 9 '16 by Brythan
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Court would likely read the 22nd Amendment as applying to the Vice President as well (the 12th Amendment says that the VP must be constitutionally eligible to assume the office of President; there …
answered Dec 25 '14 by cpast
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The 22nd amendment only covers term limits for being elected president. There is nothing about a person becoming president via succession that would prevent a person who was already elected finishing …
answered Sep 15 '16 by Ryathal
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The Vice-President is not term limited as Vice-president. The term limitation comes from the 22nd Amendment, which says nothing of the Vice-President. It reads, in whole: AMENDMENT XXII … holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term. Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the …
answered May 5 '16 by The Pompitous of Love
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notion of presidential term limits has long-standing roots in American politics. The 22nd amendment was passed when Harry Truman was president (March 21, 1947). That was shortly after the four term … presidency of FDR. The 22nd amendment was intended to prevent another FDR. Republicans like Thomas Dewey said this explicitly (it was part of Dewey's 1944 campaign against FDR). Democrats were more …
answered Aug 21 '17 by Brythan
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Absolutely. There's a simple loophole in the 22nd amendment which allows this to occur: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice And combined with the 25th … President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States But again, the 22nd amendment only defines eligibility in the within the context of election. Thanks to the 25th amendment
answered Jun 25 by John Heyer
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vice president may run for two additional terms. If more than two years remaining, the vice-president may run for only one additional term. 22nd amendment: However, it is possible for an … individual to serve up to ten years as president. The amendment specifies that if a vice president or other successor takes over for a president—who, for whatever reason, cannot fulfill the term—and serves two …
answered Dec 7 '16 by jalynn2
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What if, for whatever odd reason (disregarding the extreme unlikeliness of this ever happening), a two-term President of the United States was elected to a third term by popular write-in vote? What w …
asked Jan 10 '13 by Jeremy Holovacs
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This is the text of the 22nd amendment, the part of the Constitution that deals with this. Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person … . Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the …
answered Apr 15 '16 by Sam I am

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