A veto (Latin for "I forbid") is the power (used by an officer of the state, for example) to unilaterally stop an official action, especially the enactment of legislation. A veto can be absolute, as for instance in the United Nations Security Council, whose permanent members (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) can block any resolution, or it can be limited, as in the legislative process of the United States, where a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate will override a presidential veto of legislation. A veto may give power only to stop changes …

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Don’t Let Public Schools Control Students Private Speech

Cato Institute · 29 April 2021 English

Imagine that a public high school student posts an editorial cartoon criticizing efforts to expand the Supreme Court on his Facebook page. The next day, when the student arrives at …

because it effectively establishes a “heckler’s veto” within the school environment, allowing some students political speech, that it does not allow a heckler’s veto, and that it only applies when students use “terrorizing” skinned classmates from exercising the heckler’s veto. At the very least, the court should decline to

From Snapchat to the Supreme Court

Cato Institute · 29 April 2021 English

risking a “substantial disruption” does not reach political speech, that it does not allow a “heckler’s veto,” and that it only applies when students use “terrorizing” language. But unfortunately, that is not

political speech, that it does not allow a “heckler’s veto,” and that it only applies when students use “terrorizing”

Primacy's Twilight? On the Legal Consequences of the Ruling of the Federal …

EPRS · 27 April 2021 English

The study analyses the repercussions of the judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court of 5 May 2020. It puts the decision into context, makes a normative assessment, analyses possible …

foundational treaties of the EU – however inconvenient a veto of the Con- stitutional Court may be politically

Instability and Interrelated Conflict: Evolving Security Dynamics in the Middle East

FPRI · 23 April 2021 English

The Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Syria/Iraq office convened a two-day virtual dialogue that brought together experts and policymakers from the United States, European Union, and Middle East …

control. The panel agreed that Russia is expected to veto the resolution, as it did in 2020, arguing that

Halting Palestine’s Democratic Decline

CEIP · 23 April 2021 English

Palestinian elections slated for 2021 offer the EU a chance to reassess its engagement. That means linking financial support to democratic values and supporting civil society.

On the Israel-Palestine issue, ruptures and vetoes among the twenty-seven have increased in recent years

Why our economy can afford to stand up to China with Belt …

Lowy Institute for International Policy · 22 April 2021 English

The federal government has vetoed Victoria’s controversial Belt and Road agreement with China.

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Where is the ‘state’ in Iraq and Lebanon?

Chatham House · 21 April 2021 English

Disillusionment with an unaccountable and incoherent political system and elite political class has pushed many Iraqis and Lebanese into feeling that their countries are effectively stateless. Western policymakers also often …

following the events of 7 May 2008 – the power of veto in the Lebanese cabinet.26 But despite Hezbollah that granted Hezbollah and its allies the power of veto. This left parliament as the sole remaining government causing the government to fall, before securing veto power in the next cabinet following the Doha agreement

Trump at war

AEI · 20 April 2021 English

Abstract Donald Trump campaigned on ending foreign wars. In his view, conflicts wasted American lives and treasure for nothing. Once in office, Trump set an end to U.S. involvement in …

these efforts failed in the face of a presidential veto.28 Liberals and conservatives both have taken 28. Lindsay Wise, Senate Fails to Override Trump Veto of Resolution on Force Against Iran, Wall St. J and war. By refusing to concede an unprecedented veto to Congress over military operations, Trump preserved

Sustainable and smart mobility strategy – Delivered at local level

EPRS · 20 April 2021 English

On 9 December 2020, the European Commission put forward a sustainable and smart mobility strategy, outlining its planned steps to transform the European Union (EU) transport system to meet the …


Originalism as king

AEI · 20 April 2021 English

Reading Robert Bork’s 1990 The Tempting of America can evoke a poignant wistfulness. The Tempting of America confirmed the rigorous originalism that a Justice Bork would have brought to a …

circumstances—that is best carried out by a branch of government that does not suffer from multiple vetoes

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