WCAP Sunday Special
Mon Jan 24 02:13:12 EST 2005
> On 23 Jan 2005 at 17:40, Joseph Pappalardo wrote:
> > The constitution says the new President will assume the duties at a
> > specified hour on the clock. (Not by the recitation of the oath.)
>From: "A. Joseph Ross"
> What it says is that the terms of the President and Vice President end at
noon on 20
> January, and the terms of their successors then begin. But it also says
that "before he enter
> on the execution of his office" he has to take the oath. So it would seem
to me that the new
> President is President, but cannot act until he takes the oath of office.
Wouldn't ya know a lawyer would pick my answer apart... ;-)
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