Five scholars explain different aspects of the history, workings and effects of the Electoral College.
Three approaches were debated during the Constitutional Convention – election by Congress, selection by state legislatures and a popular election, though that was restricted to white landowning men.
The framers of the Constitution were very clear that presidential terms have time limits. Not four years and a day. Not three years and 364 days. Four years.
With a Supreme Court ruling rejecting one of the founders’ two reasons for creating the Electoral College, only one reason remains: racism.
Calling witnesses and reviewing documents fit the Founders’ goals for impeachment to curb the president’s unilateral power.
The Founders saw impeachment as a regular part of ensuring presidential accountability. A constitutional scholar offers a possible process for a rapid and smooth impeachment inquiry.
The now-infamous section 44 of the Australian Constitution was a last-minute change by the authors, drafted in private and accepted out of weariness.
Treaties have to be the foundation for constitutional recognition, not the reverse.