Berry’s New Book on the Modern Veto

Published: Aug. 18, 2017

In The Modern Legislative Veto, published in July by the University of Michigan Press, Michael J. Berry, Associate Professor of Political Science, uses a multimethod research design, incorporating quantitative and qualitative analyses, to examine the ways that Congress has used the legislative veto over the past 80 years. This parliamentary maneuver, which delegates power to the executive but grants the legislature a measure of control over the implementation of the law, raises troubling questions about the fundamental principle of separation of governmental powers.