Two Thirds

September 1977
New Republic;9/10/77, Vol. 177 Issue 11, p2
Focuses on the implication of a provision in U.S. constitution, that requires the two-third vote for ratification of a treaty, for ratification of the Panama Canal treaty in the U.S. Senate; Assumption on the consequences if the treaty is rejected; Fact that the resolution regarding League of Nations failed only because it missed getting two-third support; Efforts of Republican Senator Strom Thurmond not to let the treaty get ratified in the Senate; Question whether Majority Leader Robert Byrd would support U.S. President Jimmy Carter in his effort to get the treaty ratified; Chances of the passage of the treaty in the Senate.


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