Action Alert – Is Pres Obama’s Pocket Veto on H.R. 3808 Possibly Ineffective?
Posted by Foreclosure Fraud on October 8, 2010
Help me out here everyone
TOO IMPORTANT NOT TO QUESTION
I SAY WE CALL FOR A FULL VETO ON THIS BILL
I MUST ADMIT I DIDN’T PAY ATTENTION IN THIS CLASS.
Hearing some rumors and I need some type of confirmation…
Email from reader…
The word is out that Pres. Obama’s pocket veto of the Digital Robo-Signing Act was actually a trick. Sen. Harry Reid didn’t actually adjourn the U.S. Senate. The Senate has been kept in session by a little understood ruse and the bill will become law tonight at midnight without the President’s signature.
The big banks will file suit after the election to have this bill declared to be law.
Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution seems to support this view.
Some drunken bankers were already bragging about this on some major news outlets, including Fox News have reported on this.
I do not believe tonight at midnight is the deadline for this as stated in the email above.
I believe it is Tues Oct 12th. (10 days from when presented not including Sundays)
I do not have a warm and fuzzy feeling about this because the session is still open.
See HERE Senate Light is Green and Says “In Session”
Did some research and this is what I have come up with so far…
Some Background info.
A pocket veto is a legislative maneuver in United States federal lawmaking that allows the President to indirectly veto a bill. The U.S. Constitution requires the President to sign or veto any legislation placed on his desk within ten days (not including Sundays) while the United States Congress is in session. From the U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 7 states:
If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a Law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a Law.
If the President does not sign the bill within the required time period, the bill becomes law by default. However, the exception to this rule is if Congress adjourns before the ten days have passed and the President has not yet signed the bill. In such a case, the bill does not become law; it is effectively, if not actually, vetoed. If the President does sign the bill, it becomes law. Ignoring legislation, or “putting a bill in one’s pocket” until Congress adjourns is thus called a pocket veto. Since Congress cannot vote while in adjournment, a pocket veto cannot be overridden (but see below). James Madison became the first president to use the pocket veto in 1812.