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Clinton v. City of New York, et al.

Close Date: 06/25/1998
Topic(s): Protecting Constitutional Rights and Requirements
Status: closed
Citation: 524 U.S. 417 (1998)
Date Of Involvement: 04/03/1998
Docket: 97-1374

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Question Presented:

Did the President's ability to selectively cancel individual portions of bills, under the Line Item Veto Act, violate the Presentment Clause of Article I?

Public Citizen wrote an amicus brief on behalf of Representatives Henry A. Waxman, David E. Skaggs, and Louise M. Slaughter in support of appellees. The Court, deciding in favor of the appellees, held that the Line Item Veto Act violated the Presentment Clause.