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Kennedy / Pocket Veto Suit #24698

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy brings suit. Charges Nixon with misuse of pocket veto.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Kennedy appears as lawyer to argue Nixon's pocket veto of Family Practice Medicine Act in 1970 while Congress on Christmas recess unconstitutional. Argues pocket veto can be done only while Congress adjourned. Govt. attorney, representing government, calls for case to be dismissed. Kennedy's sisters, Eunice Shriver and Jean Smith and sister-in-law Ethel Kennedy present at trial. Judge agrees to take case under consideration. [KENNEDY - says by Nixon's use of pocket veto Senators deprived of right to vote effectively.]
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson Artist: Anthony Accurso

Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank

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