Tag Archive: Pocket Veto

Burke v. Barnes – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

This lawsuit challenges President Reagan’s use of a “pocket veto” to kill a bill unanimously passed by both Houses of Congress. The bill would have required the president to condition aid to El Salvador on that country’s protection of human…
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International War Crimes

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Burke v. Barnes – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

This lawsuit challenges President Ronald Reagan’s use of a “pocket veto” to kill a bill unanimously passed by both Houses of Congress. The bill would have required him to condition aid to El Salvador on improvement of its human rights…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Burke v. Barnes

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/479/361.html United States Supreme Court BURKE v. BARNES, (1987) No. 85-781 Argued: November 4, 1986    Decided: January 14, 1987 Congress passed a bill conditioning the continuance of military aid to El Salvador upon the President’s semiannual certification of that nation’s progress…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Barnes v. Kline – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

On January 4, 1984, the CCR filed an action challenging President Reagan’s “pocket veto” of HR 4042 on behalf of 33 members of Congress. H R 4042 mandates that the President periodically certify that there have been significant improvements in…
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International War Crimes

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