Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha - Significance, Further Readings
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Jagdish Rai Chadha
The court of appeals ruling that the legislative veto was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers was incorrect.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Rex E. Lee, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Alan B. Morrison
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens
William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
23 June 1983
The legislative veto provision found in the Immigration and Nationality Act, which permitted either branch of Congress to veto a deportation suspension authorized by the attorney general, was unconstitutional.
- Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926).
- The Pocket Veto Case, 279 U.S. 655 (1929).
- Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority, 297 U.S. 288 (1936).
- United States v. Lovett, 328 U.S. 303 (1946).
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