Professor John Copeland Nagle discusses the Twentieth Amendment

Author: Charles Williams


Professor John Copeland Nagle is quoted throughout a November 15 CQ Weekly article entitled A Consequential Lame Duck. In the story, CQ seeks out Professor Nagle’s analysis as a congressional scholar who has written about the Twentieth Amendment, which was adopted in 1933 for the primary purpose of eliminating lame-duck sessions. Lame-duck sessions occur when Congress reconvenes in the gap that exists between the November mid-term elections and the following January, when the new Congress convenes and recently defeated members leave office.