Dissecting the US Public Debt Clause

Cracking the history books to examine the origin of Section Four Anna Gelpern is a law professor at Georgetown, and a Peterson Institute fellow. Adam Levitin is a law professor at Georgetown. Stephen Lubben is a law professor at Seton Hall.

Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is having a rare moment in the sun as the US ambles towards a possible debt default on “ x-date .”

Even president Joe Biden yesterday invoked the possibility of using it to defuse the debt ceiling bomb. The first sentence of Section Four has been an obscure […]

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