This article suggestions governors, legislators, and courts have misunderstood Missouri’s line-item veto. To override a line-item veto, a simple majority vote of the legislature is required rather than the supermajority two-thirds vote many believe is required. The history, text, constitutional structure, and purpose of the line-item veto all suggest only a simple majority is required. Although the article specifically addresses Missouri’s constitutional provision, the overall purpose of the line-item veto suggests other states should require only simple majority overrides.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Missouri law review|
|State||Published - 1998|