Nation: The Succession

Seeking to end 178 years of doubt and potential danger, Congress last week sent to the states a constitutional amendment aimed at making sure that the U.S. always has a President capable of performing his duties and a Vice President ready to replace him if it should become necessary.

The Senate voted 68 to 5* in favor of the House-approved amendment (see box), but not before some interesting questions were raised about its language. Particularly bothering some Senators was a provision that the Vice President and a majority of either the Cabinet "or of such other body as Congress may by...

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