Hollingsworth v. Virginia

Case Date: 02/26/1798

Hollingsworth v. Virginia, 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 378 (1798),[1] was a case in which the United States Supreme Court ruled early in America's history that the President of the United States has no formal role in the process of amending the United States Constitution. While it is permissible, a Presidential signature is unnecessary. By the same logic, a President is powerless to veto a constitutional amendment which has been officially proposed to the states to ratify. Further by the same logic, it is reasonable to infer that a state's governor is uninvolved in the state's constitutional amendment process.[citation needed]