Author: David McLennan and Whitney Ross Manzo, opinion contributors

Not at this age: How old is too old to run for Congress and the White House?

One of the most frequent questions we receive from students when we are teaching about the U.S. Constitution is: why are there minimum age requirements for federally elected offices, but not maximum age requirements? We often give the standard responses, such as how the average life expectancy when the Constitution was ratified is significantly shorter than it is today….