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  Veto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The legislative veto, by which Congress had nullified certain exercises of powers the body had delegated to the executive branch, was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in INS v.
The veto power in the United States Constitution was derived from the British method of Royal Assent.
Veto is also the name of a former student society from Delft in the Netherlands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Veto   (948 words)

  
 UN Security Council Veto Power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The veto system was established to protect the interests of the founding members of the United Nations, which were the countries that won World War II.
Veto." In fact, the Soviet Union was responsible for nearly half of all vetoes ever cast--79 vetoes were used in the first ten years.
The greatest political dustup caused by a veto threat was when France threatened to veto a resolution on the Iraq war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/UN_Security_Council_Veto_Power   (1040 words)

  
 Liberum veto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberum veto (Latin: "free veto") was a parliamentary device in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth that allowed any deputy to a Sejm to force an immediate end to the current session and nullify all legislation already passed at it.
After 1764 the liberum veto practically went out of use: the principle of unanimity did not bind "confederated sejms," and so deputies formed a "confederation" (Polish: konfederacja) at the beginning of a session in order to prevent its disruption by liberum veto.
The liberum veto was abolished by the May 3rd, 1791, Constitution (adopted by a confederated sejm), which permanently established the principle of majority rule.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberum_veto   (394 words)

  
 veto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The president’s veto power is limited; it may not be used to oppose constitutional amendments, and it may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress.
In practice, the veto is used rarely by the president (although Franklin D. Roosevelt vetoed over 600 bills), and a bill once vetoed is rarely reapproved in the same form by Congress.
The pocket veto is based on the constitutional provision that a bill fails to go into operation if it is unsigned by the president and Congress goes out of session within ten days of its passage; the president may effectively veto such a bill by ignoring it.
www.bartleby.com /65/ve/veto.html   (346 words)

  
 Veto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The veto originated with the Roman tribunes who had the power to unilaterally legislation passed by the Roman senate.
In Westminster Systems and most constitutional monarchies the power to veto legislation by withholding the Royal Assent is a rarely-used reserve power of the monarch representative of the or figurehead president who has replaced the monarch.
The Queen may veto a law that has given royal assent by the Governor-General within one year of the legislation assented to.
www.freeglossary.com /Veto   (636 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/vetosite
With musical inspiration from such different bands as The Cure, M83 and Bloc Party, VETO has produced a number of stringent, but complex compositions that follow their own logic, in which there are no easy solutions dominating the mode of expression.
VETO is the first rock-signing on TABU Records, which has previously focused exclusively on hiphop-releases.
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www.myspace.com /vetosite   (901 words)

  
 Legal Definition of Veto
VETO - Action the President or a Governor takes to prevent enactment of a bill passed by Congress or state Legislature.
When exercised with due caution, the veto power is some additional security against inconsiderate and hasty legislation, or where bills have passed through prejudice or want of due reflection.
It was, however, mainly intended as a weapon in the hands of the chief magistrate to defend the executive department from encroachment and usurpation, as well as a just balance of the constitution.
www.lectlaw.com /def2/u033.htm   (312 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Glossary > veto
A regular veto occurs when the President returns the legislation to the house in which it originated.
The President usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure.
The veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
www.senate.gov /reference/glossary_term/veto.htm   (207 words)

  
 Presidential Vetoes - Office of the Clerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is effective in directly preventing the passage of legislation undesirable to the President, and the threat of a veto can bring about changes in the content of legislation long before the bill is ever presented to the President.
The "regular veto" is a qualified negative veto, which is limited by the ability of Congress to muster the necessary two-thirds vote of each House for constitutional override.
The other type of veto is a "pocket veto." This veto is actually an absolute veto that cannot be overridden; it becomes effective when the President fails to sign a bill after Congress has adjourned and is unable to override the veto.
clerk.house.gov /histHigh/Congressional_History/vetoes.html   (237 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | The veto and how to use it
Were the veto to be abolished, the majority view at the council would prevail and we might expect more resolutions passed, more situations identified as threats to world security, more cases of states being reprimanded and sanctions being imposed.
The most recent solo veto was in 1972 and all seven were on the situation in Rhodesia, later to become Zimbabwe.
Other vetoes were in 1999 blocking the extension of the mandate of United Nations Preventive Deployment Force in Macedonia and in 1997 blocking the sending of 155 UN observers to Guatemala to verify a ceasefire.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2828985.stm   (1005 words)

  
 Line-item veto poses myriad problems
And a perhaps-insoluble and hence disqualifying problem with the line-item veto is this: Legislation, as truncated by a president using a line-item veto, might never have attracted a congressional majority.
Not only is the constitutionality of the line-item veto questionable, so, too, is the veto’s utility as a restraint on spending.
The line-item veto’s primary effect might be political, and inimical to a core conservative value.
www.columbiatribune.com /2006/Mar/20060319Comm002.asp   (792 words)

  
 When Torture becomes Policy
Bush’s veto puts the administration on the extreme end of the policy spectrum and links the president to the widely reported incidents of human rights abuses and torture at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and the other American prison facilities.
Bush’s veto is a clear sign that the administration is a willing participant in war crimes and intends to defend that barbarous behavior before the American people and the world.
Anyone who continues to support the current administration or who fails to support the efforts to have them removed from office and held accountable for their crimes, is equally complicit in their immoral, unethical and criminal conduct.
opednews.com /articles/opedne_mike_whi_051009_when_torture_becomes.htm   (868 words)

  
 Power of the Veto - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fifty years later, the debate on the existence and use of the veto continues, reinvigorated by many cases of veto-threat as well as actual veto use.
Graph on use of the veto, year-by-year, in proportion to all resolutions (to 1992).
Many member states have expressed their criticism of the veto, argueing that the veto privilege is an anachronism responsible for much of the Security Council's undemocratic and ineffective procedures.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/membship/veto.htm   (325 words)

  
 Heckler's Veto
It is the government that vetoes the speech, because of the reaction of the heckler.
In a heckler's veto, it is the possibility of violence that motivates the government to silence the speaker.
In the ignoramus's veto, it is the possibility of misunderstanding or misinterpretation that motivates the government to silence the speaker.
www.rbs2.com /heckler.htm   (2483 words)

  
 Veto - VErsioned Tests Overseer
Veto is a test management tool that allows you to run the relevant tests, all the relevant tests, and nothing but the relevant tests.
Aegis, Veto can be thought of as that part of Aegis that manages the tests (including the ability to to ensure new tests fail when applied to the baseline).
However, unlike Aegis, Veto is agnostic of the version control methodology and work flow being used, and allows more control over the testing policy.
veto.sourceforge.net   (141 words)

  
 Law.com - Will the Supreme Court Revisit the Line-Item Veto?
Presidents may only sign or veto entire acts of Congress, the Court said, and can't pick and choose which parts they like.
The lawyers who successfully argued against the line-item veto before the high court were surprised to hear President Bush resurrect the idea.
It was an odd alliance that joined Stevens in striking down the line-item veto in 1998: then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, David Souter, Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1138874718390   (754 words)

  
 The Hidden Veto - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council
Though the UN Charter does not provide a right of veto on procedural matters, the P5 insist on their right to set the boundaries of what may and may not be said.
Increasingly discouraged after facing one hidden veto after another, they stay away from these topics, creating what can be considered a “double hidden veto.” In addition to P5 threat of veto, then, elected members’ self-censorship paralyzes the work of the Council.
Hidden vetoes usually do not make the headlines, so the public tends to believe that the veto is a problem of the past.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/veto/2004/0519hiddenveto.htm   (1867 words)

  
 The Security Council Veto - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council
Only a minority of vetoes have been cast in cases where vital international security issues were at stake.
Additionally, 43 vetoes have been used to block nominees for Secretary General, although these vetoes were cast during closed sessions of the Council and are not included in the table above.
Use of the veto in proportion to all resolutions (to 1992)
www.globalpolicy.org /security/membship/veto/vetosubj.htm   (511 words)

  
 The Veto-Less Bush Will Make History: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
Bush’s veto record may also be a reflection of an historical trend in American politics that resembles a rough bell curve: At the beginning of U.S. history vetoes were rare, in part because the federal government enacted less legislation.
That spending limit is a priority for Bush to help bolster his “fiscally conservative” image that many see as flagging, given the gigantic 28.8 percent increase in federal spending since he took office (with non-defense discretionary growth of 35.7 percent)—the fastest rates of increase in 30 years.
Bush’s choice—to veto or not to veto-could impact not only his chances of re-election, but also whether he makes the history books as a member of a small exclusive club: the veto-free presidents.
www.independent.org /tii/news/040712Heidorn.html   (870 words)

  
 Those Bush Vetoes by Laurence M. Vance
A pocket veto cannot be overridden because Congress cannot override a veto when it is not in session.
For a complete table that shows regular vetoes, pocket vetoes, and vetoes overridden, see this table from the House of Representatives.
To argue that Bush did not veto any bills because he was a Republican with a Republican Congress is ludicrous.
www.lewrockwell.com /vance/vance32.html   (1124 words)

  
 KANSAS GOVERNOR VETOES CONCEALED CARRY BILL
Governor Kathleen Sebelius today vetoed the state's concealed carry bill, an action that was widely expected.
In her veto remarks, Sebelius cited the usual anti-gun concerns about law enforcement officers being put in danger.
In her veto message, Sebelius said she supports Kansans' right to own firearms but does not believe a broad concealed carry law would make Kansans safer.
www.gunshopfinder.com /legislativenews/kansas4_16_04.html   (682 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Bush will veto anti-torture law after Senate revolt
The Bush administration pledged yesterday to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops after an overwhelming and almost unprecedented revolt by loyalist congressmen.
The veto would be Mr Bush's first use of his most extreme legislative option.
The amendment was attached to the $440 billion (£247 billion) defence spending bill and if Mr Bush vetoes the amendment, he would have to veto the entire bill.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/07/wus207.xml   (402 words)

  
 JS Online: Choice camp tries to fend off veto
The 11th-hour meeting indicates choice advocates are expecting a veto soon: Some challenged Milwaukee Democrats in the Legislature to override Doyle should he veto part or all of the package.
Fuller quoted Doyle as saying privately that he would veto all or part of the school choice package - though as recently as last week the governor was not hinting whether he'd veto it or not.
Vetoing choice expansion would be in line with what Doyle repeatedly promised during last year's election, several officials said Monday.
www.jsonline.com /news/state/jul03/155092.asp   (1138 words)

  
 veto
veto [Lat.,=I forbid], power of one functionary (e.g., the president) of a government, or of one member of a group or coalition, to block the operation of laws or agreements passed or entered into by the other functionaries or members.
vetoed over 600 bills), and a bill once vetoed is rarely reapproved in the same form by Congress.
The second type of veto, by one member of a coalition, has been seen frequently as exercised by one or another member of the
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0850782.html   (377 words)

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