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8794. VETO, Discretion in use of.—

If the pro and con for and against a bill hang so
even as to balance the President's judgment,
a just respect for the wisdom of the Legislature
would naturally decide the balance in
favor of their opinion. It is chiefly for cases
where they are clearly misled by error, ambition,
or interest, that the Constitution has
placed a check in the negative of the President.—
National Bank Opinion. Washington ed. vii, 560. Ford ed., v, 289.