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Unformatted text preview: without any reason given or explaining it to anyone. However, a veto has its limits. You cannot veto a portion of the bill, also known as a line-item veto. Also, a veto can be overridden if both the House of Representatives and the Senate hold a 2/3 vote in favor of the bill. After the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, which gave the right for the president to use a line-item veto, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in a court case during President Bill Clintons administration, Clinton v. City of New York. James Madison believed that a line-item veto was a sign of tyranny, as he said in Federalist 47. Also, since President Ronald Reagans second term, the president has formally issued a PSS, Presidential Signing Statement. This means that after the president passes, or signs a bill, he gives his reasoning for his decision....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course PS 100 taught by Professor Renka during the Fall '06 term at Southeast Missori State University.
- Fall '06