PL EN


Journal
2010 | 11 | 119-130
Article title

Between the Branches: Where Does the Vice Presidency Belong?

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
In June 2007, vice president Dick Cheney declined to pass several classified documents held by his office on the assumption that the vice president, as president of the Senate, is legislative branch representative, which 'is not entity within executive branch.' While confusing scholars, journalists and legal experts, the vital question remains: where does the vice presidency belong? In this paper, the author argues that due to the constitutional duty of being ex officio the president of the Senate, the vice presidency has long been more part of the executive branch of American government. Both symbolically - having seal similar to presidential one, Air Force Two and an executive office that mirrors the presidential one - and, more importantly, politically, due to being the chief executive's advisor and representative, spokesman and potential successor, the vice president has been a presidential branch member. In this paper the author will investigate the historical shift of the vice presidency toward the executive branch.
Journal
Year
Volume
11
Pages
119-130
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Jagiellonian University, ul. Jablonowskich 5, 31-009 Krakow, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA103310
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.84370006-d679-3790-ad83-c9ea699a13e9
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.