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10. Finally, the method chosen by the president to challenge Section 214(d) was an unconstitutional one. If the president believed that the law violated the Constitution, it was his obligation to follow the course described in Article I, Section 7, Clause 2, and issue a veto that would be subject to further consideration by the Congress. Not having vetoed the law and having chosen instead to sign it, the president is obliged to execute the directive of Section 214(d).
Nathan Lewin is a Washington attorney who has appeared before the Supreme Court ion numerous occasions.
About the Author: Nathan Lewin, a former president of the Greater Washington Jewish Community Relations Council, has argued 28 cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and is an adjunct lecturer at Columbia Law School where he teaches “Religious Minorities in Supreme Court Litigation.”
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