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For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office
MAY 2 5 1946
WASHINGTON 25, D. C., 31 December 1944
Supplement III to the Military Laws of the United States, Eighth Edition, 1939, containing legislation of the 76th, 77th and 78th Congresses, 1939-1944, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned. It includes notes of court decisions and opinions of the Attorney General rendered since 1 January 1939, and certain provisions omitted from the original text.
This Supplement III supersedes the preceding Supplements I and II. A new Chapter 15a, District of Columbia Code (Penal Provisions), has been added.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
J. A. ULIO
The Adjutant General
G. C. MARSHALL
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The act of November 15, 1941 (55 Stat. 761), provides for apportioning Representatives in Congress among the several States by the equal proportions method.
Pocket veto.-The two Houses of Congress adjourned on Thursday, July 8, 1943 under the terms of Senate Concurrent Resolution 17, to stand adjourned until 12 o'clock meridian on Tuesday, September 14, 1943, or until 12 o'clock meridian on the third day after their respective Members were notified by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to reassemble in accordance with section 2 of the Resolution. Held: The adjournment, or recess in this case, constituted an adjournment as contemplated by the Constitution in the following provi
sion: "If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law" (Const. art. 1, sec. 7, cls. 2). Failure by the President to return bills which were presented to him before and after the adjournment of Congress resulted in their being pocket vetoed and not becoming law. (July 16, 1943), 40 Op. Atty. Gen. No. 70.