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Constitutional Law

Constitution

University of Kentucky

1985

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Separation Of Powers, Legislative Vetoes, And The Public Lands, Eugene R. Gaetke Apr 1985

Separation Of Powers, Legislative Vetoes, And The Public Lands, Eugene R. Gaetke

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The Supreme Court's decision in Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha struck a serious, if not fatal, blow to the constitutional acceptability of the legislative veto. In Chadha the Court held that a provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which permitted one House of Congress to reverse a decision by the Attorney

General not to deport an alien, was a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers since it did not comply with the requirements of passage by both Houses of Congress and presentment to the President. In light of that decision, the constitutionality of nearly 200 ...