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Approved For Release 2007/06105 :CIA-RDP83B00140R000200090032-0 ? ? ? ~:~~ ~-~~ THE P:~ESIDE':T ~ ? ~ ..... eaestioa without ftartcer debate. acne ~5, 1345, a &?i=, ? 1, 83 Inties to Notes 1. Enjoining ciectora Supreme Court u?as ct?_thont Jurisdic- tion to enjoin aresidentta! ors eier._- ed 3^ 1.~..:ocr~Ctc Yart; u! .~:ah^ from casein; their coces f?,r s canui~?ace other t::an i:_ I'~ernocrat :u a .. ince after Ott:e 1^.}y grn~eral ~~e1=ct:ony- iill the : t:i of Uresidcat :,: the iiit~ States. State v. Albritton, t9:3. 37J.o._i1 E4Q ?51 Ala. ~_2. ;:?. Sr..t!xt; r:.trli:tenet?i~~rr procetlu.e at !oint mcc*.in2; ;: iiila the r.uo Zlouses s!:ail he n meetin(~ as provided in this chap- the President of the Senate sLzll have power to'-preserve ord~-; _._,. ^o debase shall be allo':ved and no question shall be nut by the gee- . ..^.~ oP.lcer except to either House on a wotion to withdraw. June ^_5, _.. c. u"Y4, 5 1, 62 Stat. 6'?, amended Sept. 3, 1304, c. L6"s, ? 3, 68 5_at.~ 127. S.ibrary references: L;uited States X95; C.:i.S. United States ? .S. iD.i1 :lmrndment: Act Sep7. 3 i`J:rt. L.egisls:ire history: !roe legisl.^.tive emended section by substituting "chup? historp and purpose of Act Sept. 3. 1D%, ?. cer" for "sv^eLapter". gee lOSd U.S.t:ode Cong. ant ddm.tie:cs. p. 39:11. ? 19. ~'acnncy in oIIices of both President end Fice President; o:dcers e.i~ibla to xct (a) (3) If, by reason of death, resignation, remnval from office. !n- 2hllity, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President r_or Vice Presi- ueut to discharge the po?'ers znd duties of the orrice of President, tuea G:e Speaker of the House cf l:epresentstires shall, upcc his resignation as Speaker and as Representative in Congress, act as I'reeiden?. (?) The same rule shall apply in the case of the death, resignation, removal from oflice, or inability of sn individual. actiug 'a:t President ender this subsection. ~~ (b) IL at the [itne when under subsection (a) of this section a Sl;eaker is to begin the discharge of the powers and duties of tae o~_:ce of Presi- dent. there is r.o Speaker, or ttte ?-peat:er fails to qualify as acting Presi- ~i.ent, theII the PTeSiilent ,:1'O tempore of the Senate shall, a^,cn hie ? resignation as Presirent Fro tempore and as Senator, act as.2resident. (c) An individual acting as President under subsection (a) or sub- ~ction {b) oP this section shall continue to act until the expiration o/ the then current Presidential i-erm, except tha[- (i) if his discharge of the powers and duties of the office is founded ie :-bole or in part on the failure of both the President-elec. end the lice-President-elect to qualify, then he shall act only until a President or ', ice President qualifies; aLd _) if his discharge of the powers and duties of the office is founded :n whose or in part on the inability of the President or Nice President, .hen he shall act only until the removal of the disability of one of such icuividuals. \ (d) (11 SP, by reason of death, resignation, remora] from office 1 ~e:cp?utent, Secrectry of Transpor~stion. -..rotar,? of Defense, Atu>ruey General, Secretar of the Iaerio.r, Secre- 9 eiaability to discharge the powers and duties of thG orrce of President ?lnability, or failure to qualify, there is no President pro tempore to act }as President under subsection (b) of this section, teen the o8icer oP the Clued States who is highest ou the following list, and who is not under Approved For Release 2007/06105 :CIA-RDP83B00~ 8000200090032-0 i - _.:,~ is (~) An individual acting as President under this subsection shall con- tinue so to do until the expiration of the then current Presidential term, but not after a qualified and prior-entitled individual is able to act, except that the removal of the disability of an individual higher on the list contained in paragraph (1) of this subsection or the ability to qual- ify en the part of an individual higher on such list shall not terminate his servica. (3) The taking of the oath of oG'ice by an individual specified in the list in paragraph (1) of this subsection sha!i be held to ccastitute his resi~aa io>~ from the office by virtue of the holding of which he quallIIes to act as President. (,e) Subsections (a), (b), and (d) of this section shall apply only to such ofTic~rs as are eligible to the otce of President under the Constint- ticn. Subsection (d) of this section shall apply oely to oucers appointee, by and with tho advice and consent of the Senate, prior to the time of the death, r-esigna,tion, removal from o:iice, inability, or failure to qualify, of the President Fro tempore, and only to of9cers not under impeach- ment by the House of Representatives at the time the pou-ers and duties of the oflce of President devolre upon them. (f) During the period that any individual acts as President under Lhis section, his compensation shall be at the rate then provided by law is the case of the President. June 25, 1348, c. 64.4, 5 1, u2 Stat. 672, amend- ed Sept. 9, 1365, Pub.L. 89-174, ? ~(a), 73 Stat. 6u9; Oct. lo, 1960. Pub.i,. 83-670, ? lU(a), 80 Stat. 3.18; Aug. 12, 1370, rub. L. 31-370, 6(b), 84 Stat. 775. Library references: United States X35; C.J.S L?nited States ?Q 35, 37, L'.-ti4. IO;C Amendment. Subset. (d) (1). Pub. L. U1-375 strut6 out "Pn;tmaarr harn?ral." f~lluwiug ?Atteruec l;uucr:, t.", 1CRn ,\mendmcnt. Subset. (,i) (1). Pub. I,. ~9?G+U n.!dcrl the Secretary of Trans- portation following the Secretary of Iluus- inc? and Ctban Levelopu:ent in the enu- meration of officers designated to act as Prrsidcnt. I:+F.i :\mendmcnt. Subset. (d) (11. Pnb. I,. ~:+-1?~ tncluded the Secretary of Ilealth, ::ducu[i~?n, and 1~,'eltare and the ~ecrer.:ry r,t ILxainc and l,'ti,:u+ Derelupment in [Le list of ufticcrr: eligible to act as Presi- dent wlxm there is no President pro tem- pure to act av President. 1-:fteeti~~e Date of 10.0 -\mendmcnt. Amentime?nt by Pub.L. 91-373 effe,~Ut?e within 1 year after .lug. :'.. 1070. on date estal,lisbed therefor h>? the Ituurd of Guv- errurs .f the Cnited States Postal Fercice and puhlishe~l by it in the I?'ederal Regis- ter, see section 15{al of Puh.L. 91-..^,75, set out as a note precediug section 101 of Ti- tle 33, Postal Service. t?:ffecti~?o Date of 49fi6 Amendment .1u+ea+lment of sccti?n: bt? Pub.f,. `a -.;ri ,?Cfectit?e 00 da>?.. after L+c Nw?rctary of Tran>;, ortatiun first taes uft:te, nr un :u:y earlier dnh? atYAr vrr. 15, :9+u:, ::, the. i'tesideue presuriuas nwi l,ubia,es :: [he b'ederul 1:eciscet, see ac:?tiuu Li1:U cf 1'uh.L. ti'.1-ii:0, pct out iu ti:e note u:,iirr stction lti:,l of Title 40, Transport ::fun. Eftecth?e Dnto of 1'J6:, Amendment. Amendment of subset. (dllil of this sta- tion by I'nh.L. ~.1-I;F e.f.?ctit-e upur. ex- pir:uinn of first period ~ ~i~ty calendar d;tys foliotciut; Sept. 'J. l::~i:, ur on ee:rlier date specified by Gcec:dice ord,~r, sce section 11(al of Yub.L. x:--174. seC out as n note under srr?tio:i +;'=} of Title 5, Esuc- ntn?e I+,~partmrn[s aril t;overnntca[ tiifi- cers and bn:ploy?es. Le~i~tati~~o iIi?,tory: Fur klFtsla[ire history and pnrl~u::c of Pub. L. ~`.?-17-}. see Llfci C.S.Cude C?ne. ?:nd ~\tln:.Se~es, p. ~Ol See, also, Puh.L. S9-E7G. '^!i6 L~.a. Code Cung. and ldm.`:ew., p. 3.i6'-'; Pub. L. O1-375, 1J70 C.S.Cude Cung. sad Adm. \ews. p. 3G49. ~ 20. Itesigtlatlan or retusAf of office The only evidence of a refusal to accept; or of a resignation of tho of3ce of President or Vice President, shall be an lest:um2nt is>, declaring the same, and subscribed t,y the person refusirrg to accept or resigning, as the case may be, end delivered in co the office oP the Secre- tary o[ State. June 25, 1948, c. 644, 9 1, 62 Sta[. 672. Library references: tinned States X35; C.J.S, tinned States ?Q 35, 37, 6^-G}. ? 21. Definitions As used in this chapter the term- (~) "State" includes the District of Columbia. (b) "executives of each State" includes the Board of Commission- ers of the District of Columbia. Added Pub.L. 87-389, g 2(a), Oct. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 820. X12