The Presidential Veto: Touchstone of the American Presidency

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert J. Spitzer is an associate professor and department chair of the Political Science Department at the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is the author of two other books, The Presidency and Public Policy: The Four Arenas of Presidential Power ( 1983), and The Right to Life Movement and Third Party Politics ( 1987). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Politics, Policy Studies Journal, Presidential Studies Quarterly, the National Civic Review, America, and various edited volumes. He is currently serving as a member of the New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Spitzer received his B.A., summa cum laude, from SUNY College at Fredonia ( 1975) and his Ph.D. from Cornell University ( 1980).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - The Creation of the Veto 1
  • 2 - Evolution of the Veto Power 25
  • 3 - The Modern Veto 71
  • 4 - The Pocket Veto 105
  • 5 - The Item Veto Controversy 121
  • 6 - Conclusion 143
  • Appendix 147
  • Notes 153
  • References 159
  • About the Author 173
  • Index 175
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