TWENTIETH AMENDMENT

TWENTIETH AMENDMENT

Twentieth Amendment. The constitutional amendment, ratified in 1933, that changed the date of the presidential and vice-presidential inaugurations from March 4 to January 20, and the date for congressional convention from March 4 to January 3, thereby eliminating the short session of Congress, during which a number of members sat who had not been reelected to office. ¡ª Also termed lame-duck amendment. [Cases: United States 26. C.J.S. United States ¡ì¡ì 45¨C47.]
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