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Political vs. Constitutional Questions on Debt Default

ppnl asks, Also what if the president takes congress to court to have their refusal to raise the debt ceiling declared unconstitutional? Then the courts could order congress to either borrow the money or stop spending. Or more likely, since … Continue reading

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The 14th Amendment and the Debt Ceiling

Desperate times call for desperate ideas. Some folks are now arguing that section 4 of the 14th Amendment, stating that “[t]he validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law…shall not be questioned,” gives the President executive … Continue reading

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