Can the 14th Amendment End the Debt Ceiling Debate?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

How might the Constitution affect the debt ceiling debate? Jay Wexler, law professor at Boston University, blogger and author of the forthcoming book The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions, discusses the meaning of Section 4 of the 14th Amendment and its potential role in the debt ceiling debate.


Jay Wexler

Comments [2]

Jessie Bennett from Boston

Check ou this post by Jay Wexler on Beacon Broadside, and find out more about his book:

Jul. 07 2011 03:17 PM
Scott from Lower Manhattan

Couldn't anyone owed money, whether bondholder or anyone else owed payment, by the federal government sue to have the debt limit vacated? It doesn't require Obama to push for it, though it can take effect faster if Obama yields.

Jul. 07 2011 11:39 AM

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