President Obama’s Recent Vetoes Were Unconstitutional. Congress Could Sue Him.
President Obama’s vetoes earlier this month of two bills that would have blocked administration efforts to blunt climate change surprised no one. The vetoes came after Congress passed resolutions that even Republican leaders admitted were largely symbolic — precisely because the GOP lacks the votes to override Obama.
By choosing an unorthodox and unnecessary method to exercise his veto, though, Obama may have handed a major victory to the Republicans by providing them with a way to challenge the constitutionality of his action.
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