CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 21, 1978
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(Studio) Appearances that President Carter may be moving toward constitutional showdown with Congress over power of congress veto over President reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Recent congress attempts to block Mideast arms sale given as example of situation in which Carter challenges constitutionality of legislature veto; details of legislature veto use given. [Attorney General BELL- states own and President's view that legislature veto is unconstitutional, pending decision on test cases by Supreme Court States reasons for objections to measure.] President adviser Stuart Eizenstat's denial that administration wants constitutional showdown with Congress noted. Reaction of Representative Bob Eckhardt, considered to be constitutional expert, reported [ECKHARDT - thinks issue should be considered less in legalistic terms and more in terms of reasonable restraint on both executive and legislature branches.] Bell's announcement of admin. plan to remedy situation outlined.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
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