So Much for the President's Assent to the McCain Amendment
bobsheridan at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 2 14:17:58 PST 2006
Good point; but what if (s)he(!) signs it in the belief that (s)he does
not have the votes to override an expected veto and the advisors say to
sign the dread bill and finesse it? Governing is an art that permits of
a great deal of evasive creativity, or creative evasiveness...
RJLipkin at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 1/2/2006 5:04:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> bobsheridan at earthlink.net writes:
> A decision not to enforce is not the same as a duty to veto.
> But if the bill becomes a law, the President either signed it
> or his veto was overridden. If he signs it, isn't a fair inference
> that he believes it's constitutional?
> Robert Justin Lipkin
> Professor of Law
> Widener University School of Law
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