A judicial nominee of President Biden was apparently stumped by Sen. John Kennedy’s basic questions about the Constitution during her Senate confirmation hearing. Unbelievable……
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren, who was nominated to be a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Washington, couldn’t answer when Kennedy pressed her about articles of the nation’s founding document.
Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides two ways to amend the nation’s fundamental charter. Congress, by a two-thirds vote of both houses, may propose amendments to the states for ratification.
According to Article II of the Constitution the President has the following powers: Serve as commander in chief of the armed forces. Commission officers of the armed forces. Grant reprieves and pardons for federal offenses (except impeachment).
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
As I understand the term “purposivism” it refers to the approach to statutory interpretation that maintains that the legal effect of a statute should be determined by the objective purpose of the statute.