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5 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 227 (2000-2001)
Much Ado About Nothing: Dick Cheney and the Twelfth Amendment

handle is hein.journals/trlp5 and id is 237 raw text is: ESSAY
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING:
DICK CHENEYAND THE TWELFTH AMENDMENT
JAMES C. Ho*
I. INTRODUCTION ................................................................ 228
II. THE TWELFrH AMENDMENT ............................................. 230
A .  Text ............................................................................. 231
B.  Purpose ........................................................................ 234
C.  Application  .................................................................. 235
D. Rebuttal................................237
E. Worst Case Scenario ...................................................... 239
Ill. WHAT'S GOOD FORTHE GOOSE ....................................... 241
IV.   CONCLUSION     .................................................................... 244
* Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C.; J.D. 1999, The
University of Chicago; BA. 1995, Stanford University. This essay is a revised and
expanded version of an article published both on Law.corn and in Legal Times. SeeJames
C. Ho, Hello 11 oming Goodbye Texas: Constitutionally, Cheney's Home is Wherever His Heart
Desires, LEGAL TIMES, Sept. 18, 2000, at 65, available at http://www5.law.com/dc-
shl/display.cfm?id=3825. Thanks to David P. Currie, Todd Gaziano, Judge Jerry E.
Smith, and Eugene Volokh for their wisdom and guidance; Nathaniel Carden, Markham
Chenoweth, Ted Cruz, GregoryJacob, Donald Kochan, Leonard Leo, David Olson, Evan
Schultz, and Scott Shepard for their comments and suggestions; and Allyson Newton for
her advice and encouragement. Special thanks to Elizabeth Cheney Perry. The author,
himself a former Texas resident and now an inhabitant of the Commonwealth of
Virginia, can always be reached by electronic mail at <jamescho@stanfordalumni.org>.

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