Today in History: June 25, 1998

Line Item Veto Ruled Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that the president cannot constitutionally veto part of a bill that Congress sends him for his signature. In Clinton v. City of New York, the court nullifies the Line Item Veto Act passed by Congress in 1996 that had given the president the power to veto particular items in a bill, rather than the bill as a whole.