I forbid: Presidential vetoes and America Indian affairs, 1789-2000

1058 S. 3185 (Sixty-ninth Congress, First Session — Coolidge)

Authorizing certain Indian tribes and bands, or any of them, residing in the State of Washington, to present their claims to the Court of Claims.

Pocket veto occurred after the 1st session of the 69th Congress had adjourned sine die on July 3, 1926. The bill was presented to the President on June 22, 1926 (June 23, 1926, S. Jour., p. 527; see also H.R. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2nd sess., p. 42).

Note — This veto was the subject of the “Pocket Veto Case” (Okanogan Indians, et al. v. U.S., 279 U.S. 655 [1929]). The Supreme Court held that a bill must be returned to a sitting chamber of Congress. The pocket veto could, therefore, be used at any time when the chamber of origin was not in session on the tenth day following receipt of the legislation by the President.

Presidential Vetoes, 1789-1988. (1992). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 229.

Journal of the Senate of the United States. (1926). 69th Congress, 1st session, p. 527 (Serial Set 8522). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

Report on pocket veto. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a memorandum prepared in the Office of the Attorney General regarding bills presented to the President less than 10 days before the adjournment of Congress and not signed by him. (1928). House of Representatives. 70th Congress, 2nd session. House Document No. 493, p. 42 (Serial Set 9035). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

The Okanogan, Methow, San Poelis (or San Poil), Nespelem, Colville, and Lake Indian Tribes or Bands of the State of Washington v. United States, 279 U.S. 655 (1929).

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