Amarica’s Constitution-10/17/23-Tale of Two Jordans

The House is at it again, and there is no Speaker in the chair as of this recording. So many implications - for Presidential succession, for democratic governance, for legislative stalemate. Meanwhile violence escalates in the Middle East. How are these connected? We explore all these, and Akhil has some fascinating originalist analyses - of history you surely didn’t know; of structural reasons that the Speaker can’t be in the line of succession; and a new textual analysis. Meanwhile - why can’t the House act? Has this happened before? (Hint: yes) NOTE: CLE Credit Available for this episode by going to after listening.