Pocket Veto Case
The Pocket Veto, President Coolidge's Pocket Veto And The Washington Tribes, A Definition Of Adjournment
Okanogan, Methow, San Poelis, Nespelem, Colville, and Lake Indian Tribes or Bands of Washington State
That the U.S. Court of Claims erred in finding a suit by the Okanogan Indians, et al. to be without legal foundation.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
William S. Lewis
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
William D. Mitchell, U.S. Attorney General
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Clark McReynolds, Edward Terry Sanford (writing for the Court), Harlan Fiske Stone, George Sutherland, William Howard Taft, Willis Van Devanter
Date of Decision
27 May 1929
The court of claims decision was affirmed.
The Court's decision legitimized presidential rejection of legislation by use of the "pocket veto."
- Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926).
- Wright v. United States, 302 U.S. 583 (1938).
Nelson, Michael, ed. The Presidency A to Z: A Ready Reference Encyclopedia. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1994.
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