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Executive power -- United States

View Resource S. 4: Line Item Veto Act (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)

Full text of a major piece of legislation recently signed into law by the President is available via the Internet. The "Line Item Veto Act" (PL 104-130) gives the President, for the first time in American history, the power to veto parts of bills. The HTML versions can be viewed by section.
View Resource John F. Kennedy Executive Orders

The 214 Executive Orders signed by the 35th President have been scanned and converted to HTML by Maria E. Schieda of the University of Michigan School of Information. These include the orders to establish the Peace Corps (E.O. 10924), to establish the President's Committee on Equal Employment (E.O. 10925), and emergency instructions to government agencies during the Cuban Missile Crisis (E.O....
View Resource Clinton, President of the United States, et al., v. City of New York et al.

On June 25, 1998, the US Supreme Court struck down the line-item veto law that allowed the president to reject specific items in tax and spending measures. The 6-3 decision said the law violates that part of the Constitution requiring every bill to be presented to the president for his approval or veto. The Constitution does not, in the Court's opinion, allow a partial-veto. The Legal Information...