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Constitutional crisis

A constitutional crisis has been described as a situation that a legal system's constitution or other basic principles of operation appear unable to resolve; it often results in a breakdown in the orderly operation of government.


Here is a list of constitutional crisis' which have occurred in the United States and its immediate predecessors:[1]


  • The election of Hillary Rodham Clinton, first US president elected under criminal investigation.[5][6][7]
  • Speculation that a Republican senate will block all Supreme Court nominees by Hillary Clinton if she is elected President.
  • The possibility that a legal dispute over the 2016 election (like Bush v. Gore in 2000) will result in a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court.

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