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Byrd, et al. v. Raines, et al.

Close Date: 06/26/1997
Topic(s): Protecting Constitutional Rights and Requirements
Status: closed
Citation: 521 U.S. 811 (1997)
Date Of Involvement: 01/02/1997
Docket: 96-1671

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Question Presented:

Did the congressmen have Article III standing to challenge the Line Item Veto Act as a violation of the Presentment Clause in Article I?

Alan Morrison of Public Citizen represented the appellee members of Congress. The Supreme Court held that the members of Congress lacked standing to challenge the Line Item Veto.