2011 PJP Fellow Andrew Hedlund asks: Does the mere imposition of a debt ceiling violate the 14th Amendment?

Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment asserts that “the validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law…shall not be questioned.” So, does President Obama really need to get Congressional approval to raise the debt ceiling? Andrew Hedlund, a 2009 PJP Fellow and a student at Arizona State University, published this discussion on the issue in the Tempe, Arizona East Valley Tribune.