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US House override of farm bill veto delayed by clerical error

[JURIST] An attempt by the US House of Representatives to override a presidential veto [JURIST report] of the new Farm Bill [HR 2419 materials] delayed late Wednesday when it was found that a section of the bill had been inadvertently left out of the version originally sent to President George W. Bush for signature. Bill supporters said they plan to submit the bill for a new vote to avoid any potential concerns about the legitimacy of the resulting law. AP has more.

The future of a landmark discrimination case [NBFA press release] brought by black farmers against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) [official website] depends on the passage of the bill, which includes a provision [AP file report] that would reopen the class-action suit.

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