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They were looking for “electorally generated veto points” — that is to say, elected bodies that could block change.

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It took about a year, but they changed that golden-share, that veto power over major transactions into what they called the Public Interest Foundation.

A state law passed just before Ikrata’s arrival gave the city of San Diego an effective veto at SANDAG.

If reformers hope to succeed in curbing overpolicing, they will first have to overcome the challenge of underpolicing, which has often allowed officers to exercise an effective veto on reform.

San Diego needs support from just two other cities to exercise a veto.

Immediately, there was a national groundswell of voices calling for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.

By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.

In his veto message, Christie also chided Democratic lawmakers for “using their lawmaking authority to play politics.”

With the second veto on Friday, however, all bets seemed to be off.

In fact, because the House never voted, he never got the chance to sign or veto anything.

The worthy knight not being now alive to veto the project, a figure of him has been placed opposite the College in Edmund Street.

It made me furious, too, to see my ambition nipped with the frost of a possible veto from Miss Smawl.

This protection was exercised mainly through the use of the veto power given to the tribunes.

And this repeal is demanded because a single State interposes her veto, and threatens resistance!

To make it possible for the tribunes to give such protection, the veto had been granted to them.


On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to veto, such as: ban, denial, embargo, prohibition, blackball, and declination.

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