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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Presidential Debates and the Line Item Veto

Federalist Society founder Prof. Steven Calabresi weighs in here.

A sample:

"The U.S. Constitution lays out a very specific process by which laws are to be made in this country. They must be passed by the two houses of Congress and presented to the president for him to sign or veto. For 200 years everyone has understood that the president must either sign or veto the laws presented to him — he cannot accept them in part and reject them in part. The language of the Constitution is very clear on this point, and it is different from the language in many State constitutions which explicitly give their governors a line-item-veto power."


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