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Whether a Three-Day Recess by One Chamber of Congress Constitutes an Adjournment for Purposes of the Pocket Veto Clause

It is doubtful that a three-day recess by the Senate, with the House continuing in session, constitutes an adjournment by Congress that would “prevent [the] Return” of a bill that has been presented to the President under the Pocket Veto Clause of the Constitution.

Constitutionality of Legislation to Confer Citizenship Upon Albert Einstein

Congress has the authority to enact a law granting citizenship to Albert Einstein.

Exercising the Pocket Veto

When the President wishes to disapprove a bill, and Congress’s adjournment has prevented the President’s return of the bill, the safer course for the President to exercise his power of disapproval is through a pocket veto, instead of endorsing the bill with the word “disapproved” and the President’s signature.

Legality of an Executive Order Requiring Executive Departments and Independent Establishments to Make Monthly Financial Reports

Although the regulations prescribed by the proposed executive order, requiring executive departments and independent establishments to provide the Secretary of the Treasury with monthly financial reports, are not expressly authorized by any statute, the President has authority to issue the order by virtue of his inherent power as Chief Executive.

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