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Background

Amendments to the U.S. constitution have been cited in rulings of Supreme Court cases, the 14th amendment is a notorious one and the 2nd amendment is another good example.

I have been trying to find relevant case law directly dealing with the 25th amendment to be able to expound upon this tag in Politics.SE, but nothing seems to turn up that directly mentions, or cites the 25th amendment.

Question

Is there any relevant Supreme Court cases that has cited, or issued a landmark interpretation of, the 25th amendment to the United States constitution?

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No.

There is only one U.S. Supreme Court case mentioning the 25th Amendment at all, Lubin v. Panish, 415 U.S. 709, 713 (1974), and it only does so in passing, as part of a discussion of changing trends in ballot access law, citing it as evidence of "an enlarged demand for an expansion of political opportunity."

Although none of them do much to actually interpret it, either, there are a few circuit-court opinions citing the 25th Amendment:

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    Where does Chula v. Norris mention the 25th amendment? A ctrl-f through your link for both "25th" and "twenty" turn up nothing. And every reference to "amendment" corresponds to amendments that are not the 25th. – isakbob Aug 14 at 19:30
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    The 25th Amendment mention came up in a later appeal. I posted the wrong link, but it's corrected now. – bdb484 Aug 15 at 14:13
  • Also: You'll need to ctrl-F for "XXV" to find it. – bdb484 Aug 15 at 14:14

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