The presidential inability provisions of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution represent an important contribution to ensuring presidential continuity. The framers of the Amendment responded in a thoughtful and effective way to a series of problems which history had disclosed which had made past officials reluctant to transfer presidential powers even from clearly disabled presidents. Adoption of the Amendment represented an impressive legislative accomplishment. The presidential inability provisions provide clear, workable and reasonable procedures which allow government officials to handle a range of scenarios involving presidential incapacity.
Joel K. Goldstein, Celebrating the Presidential Inability Provisions of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, 10 ConLawNOW 119 (2019)