Dorf on Law Blog: Exchange on Dual Office-Holding

14 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2012 Last revised: 8 Dec 2013

Seth Barrett Tillman

National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 23, 2012

Abstract

Prior to the 2012 presidential election, Professor Dorf and Seth Barrett Tillman had an exchange titled: "Congressman and Vice President and President of the Senate: Can Paul Ryan hold them all at the same time?" The narrow constitutional/textual question went to the scope of the Constitution's Incompatibility Clause and dual-office holding, but the exchange quickly veered into deeper waters ... limits of textualism, interpretevism and the use of historical materials, and structuralism.

The exchange originally appeared on Dorf on Law, but was subsequently cross-posted on Nexis.

Suggested Citation

Tillman, Seth Barrett, Dorf on Law Blog: Exchange on Dual Office-Holding (August 23, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2136809 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2136809

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