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(Studio) In 1970 Congress passed bill authorizing spending $220 million to train family doctors When Congress shut down for Christmas holidays, President killed measure with pocket veto. Senator Kennedy urges court to rule pocket veto illegal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Senator Edward Kennedy argues as own attorney that pocket veto illegal except when Congress adjourned. In case in question, Congress only recessed. Justice Department attorney argues pocket veto supported by law and custom. Judge suggests pocket veto absolute veto as argued by Kennedy. [KENNEDY - says founding fathers didn't intend pocket veto to be absolute veto.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton Artist: Daly Hart
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Morton, Bruce
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