WCAP Sunday Special
Sun Jan 23 17:40:25 EST 2005
From: "A. Joseph Ross"
> The storm hit Washington DC badly enough that they had to call
> out the Army to clean up the city for the inauguration, and it delayed
things enough that
> Kennedy was sworn in about an hour late. There was some discussion among
> scholars over who was legally President during that hour.
Not a constitutional scholar, but I believe I know the answer to that trivia
question for conversation's sake...
The constitution says the new President will assume the duties at a
specified hour on the clock. (Not by the recitation of the oath.)
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