Associate Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock discusses the constitutional ramifications when a president becomes incapacitated
Prof. Jalila Jefferson-Bullock was recently interviewed by a number of media outlets on the issue of what would happen if President Donald Trump would become too sick to serve.
"The thing about the 25th Amendment is that it requires complete incapacitation," said Jefferson-Bullock on triblive.com. "So, if the president were to become hospitalized but could still conduct business, the 25th Amendment would not necessarily trigger because there are lots of things that maybe he couldn't do, but that he could delegate to his aides."
Jefferson-Bullock, who teaches constitutional law, was also interviewed in August by CNN and WPXI on the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
Links to interviews:
KDKA radio interview with Lynne Hayes Freeland
WTAE news interview
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
It's time for bigger goals. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.