This is the first modern study of the veto. In addition to tracing the genesis and historical evolution from Ancient Rome, through the ultimate inclusion in the Constitution, it also explores the veto's consequences for modern presidents. In doing so, Spitzer promotes a key argument about the relation between the veto power and the Presidency -- namely, that the rise of the veto power, beginning with the first Chief Executive, is symptomatic of the rise of the strong modern Presidency, and has in fact been a major tool of ...

The Presidential Veto 1988, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780887068034

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The Presidential Veto 1988, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

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