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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
Clinton v. City of New York
Citation:524 U.S. 417, 118 S.Ct. 2091, 141 L.Ed.2d 393 (1998).
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Congress enacted the Line Item Veto Act in 1997. The Act gave the President the power to cancel three types of provisions of bills that had been signed into law: “(1) any dollar amount of discretionary budget authority; (2) any item of new direct spending; or (3) any limited tax benefit.” If the President chose to cancel a provision, he was required to determine that the cancellation would “(i) reduce the Federal budget deficit; (ii) not impair any essential Government functions; and (iii) not harm the national interest.” Finally, he would have to notify Congress of his decision to cancel a provision within five days. The cancellation would take effect unless Congress enacted a “disapproval bill.” The President could not cancel a disapproval bill, but he could veto it.
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